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Oral history interview with Ebba Lund

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.391.0006

Dr. Ebba Lund discusses the German occupation of Denmark and the attitudes of the local population; the changes in Germany’s occupation policy towards Denmark; the deaths of imprisoned Norwegian Jews, who died on a ship that sunk while taking them from Norway to Germany; the actions of Denmark’s Holger Danske group, headed by Jørgen Kieler; the roundup of Jews on September 29, 1943; her connections with shipping companies from the island of Christansø; the secret gathering of Jews in the north part of Copenhagen harbor or at her parents’ home in advance of their escape; wearing a red cap that signaled to other Danes that she could help Jews; helping to save 500-800 people in 20-25 boats escape on ships from the North Harbor; her work in 1944 to transfer documents to Sweden; and the important symbolic role that the King played when Denmark had no formal government.

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Dr. Ebba Lund
Alexandra M. Isles
interview:  1994 June 10
1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Chalice Well Productions
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:52:16
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