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Oral history interview with Bent Melchior

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1996.A.0284 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0364

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    Oral history interview with Bent Melchior


    Interview Summary
    Bent Melchoir, born in Denmark, describes growing up with a father who was a rabbi; the ease of relations between Jews and Christians in Denmark; the help that the Danish Christian community gave to the Jewish community to help them escape to Sweden; raising money with his brother to get Jews out of Denmark; the Danish resistance movement; leaving Copenhagen and arriving in Sweden by small boat; returning to Denmark three weeks after liberation; his surprise at the jubilant welcome given by the Danes when the Jews returned; the re-opening of the local synagogue for the fall holidays in 1945; and working on behalf of Soviet Jewry after the war.
    Bent Melchior
    Judith Goldstein
    interview:  1996 June 24

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    4 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Personal Name
    Melchior, Bent.

    Administrative Notes

    Judith Goldstein, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Bent Melchior on June 24, 1996.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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