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Steen Fischer papers

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 2001.237

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    Overview

    Description
    Contains three Danish passports issued to Steen Fischer, a letter dated 1943 October 21, from Mr. Fischer to the Royal British Legation in Sweden asking to join the British military forces; and a response dated 1943 October 26. The third item is a letter dated 1985 April 29, from Danish Prime Minister Poul Schluter, responding to an earlier letter from Mr. Fischer.
    Date
    inclusive:  1942-1985
    Collection Creator
    Steen C. Fischer
    Biography
    Steen Christian Fischer was born on 18 September 1920 in Copenhagen, Denmark to Christian Fischer (b. 1870) and Katrine (Antonette Frederikke, b. 1887) Siegfredsen Fischer. He had one sister: Inger Margrethe Fischer (b. 1919). He grew up in a Christian household. He was conscripted into the Royal Danish Navy shortly before the German in invasion of Denmark in April 1940. He was discharged in December 1940 and was then active in the Dutch Resistance, assisting with illegal publications and helping Danish Jews flee to Sweden. He was arrested by the Gestapo in July 1944 and deported to the Neuengamme concentration camp. He became sick with jaundice around March 1945 and was rescued by the Red Cross in April 1945 along with several other Danish and Norwegian prisoners. After the war he immigrated to the United States.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English Danish
    Extent
    1 folder
    System of Arrangement
    The collection is arranged as a single series.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Geographic Name
    Copenhagen (Denmark)

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2001 by Steen Fischer
    Record last modified:
    2023-02-24 14:03:14
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