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Portrait photograph by Judy Glickman of Danish man, courier for resistance

Object | Accession Number: 2010.206.2

Black and white photographic print taken by Judy Glickman in 1992 of Mogens Kofod-Hansen, a courier for Jewish rescue operations in Denmark. Mogens traveled to Sweden to deliver vital information to the British military during World War II. Germany occupied Denmark on April 9, 1940, but allowed the Danish government to retain control of domestic affairs. Jews were not molested and the German presence was limited. After the Germans invaded the Soviet Union in 1941 and began to face military setbacks, a Danish resistance movement developed. On August 29, 1943, the Germans declared martial law and began to address the Jewish problem. A mass deportation was scheduled for October 1. The plan was leaked and Danish citizens organized a large scale rescue effort to hide the Jews and, by the eve of the deportation, had ferried 7000 people, nearly all the Jews in Denmark, to neutral Sweden.

Artwork Title
Mogens Kofod-Hansen
creation:  1992
creation: Denmark
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Judith Ellis Glickman
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 08:54:14
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