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Portrait photograph by Judy Glickman of Jewish woman rescued by Danes

Object | Accession Number: 2010.206.13

Black and white photographic print taken by Judy Glickman in 1992 of Susse Pundik, a Danish Jew who escaped Denmark with her family. Resistance members organized the escape of 14 year old Susse, her parents, and maternal grandparents to a fishing village where they waited for a boat. As daylight approached, they were informed that there was not enough room for everyone. Susse and her parents boarded the boat and her grandparents followed in another soon after. 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
Susse Pundik
creation:  1992
creation: Denmark
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Judith Ellis Glickman
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 08:53:23
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