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Literature

Literature about Danish Jewish history and judaism


Buckser, Andrew: After the Rescue: Jewish Identity and Community in Contemporary Denmark, New York 2003

Dosick, Wayne: Living Judaism: The Complete Guide to Jewish Belief, Tradition & Practice, San Francisco 1995

Encyclopedia Judaica, Jerusalem 1970/71

Fraenkel, Louis, Henry Fraenkel and Georg Simon (eds.): Genealogical Tables of Jewish Families 14th-20th Centuries - Forgotten Fragments of the History of the Fraenkel Family (2 volumes), München 1999 

Gelfer-Jørgensen, Mirjam (ed.): Danish Jewish Art. Jews in Danish Art. Copenhagen 1999

Jacobs, Louis: The Jewish Religion: A Companion, New York 1995

Kings and Citizens. The History of the Jews in Denmark 1622-1983, Vol. 1 & 2, The Jewish Museum, New York 1983

Laursen, Janne: “The Danish Jewish Museum: A new Museum asserts its Character”. In: H. Akman and C. Goodnow: Scandinavian museums and cultural diversity, London 2008

Unterman, Alan: Dictionary of Jewish Lore and Legend, London 1998

The rescue of the Danish Jews in October 1943


Bak, Sofie Lene: "From rescue to escape in 1943: de-victimizing the Danish Jews", Paper at the conference Towards an integrated Perspective on Nazi Policies of Mass Murder, Olso, Norway, June 20, 2009.
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Bak, Sofie Lene: “Between tradition and new departure - the dilemmas of collaboration in Denmark”. In: Roni Stauber (ed.): Collaboration with the Nazis. Public Discourse after the Holocaust, London 2010, s. 110-124

Bak, Sofie Lene: Nothing to speak of. Wartime experiences of the Danish Jews 1943-1945. Afterword by Bjarke Følner, Copenhagen 2011

Banke, Cecilie Felicia Stockholm and Jerichow, Anders: Civil Society and the Holocaust: International Perspectives on Resistance and Rescue, New York, 2013

Barfod, Jørgen H.: Escape from Nazi Terror: A Short Story of the Persecution of the Jews in Denmark and Norway and the Danish Underground Refugee Service, Copenhagen 1968

Barfod, Jørgen H.: The Holocaust Failed in Denmark, Copenhagen 1981

Buckser, Andrew: “Rescue and Cultural Context during the Holocaust: Grundtvigian Nationalism and the Rescue of the Danish Jews”. In: Shofar 19/2 2001

Flender, Harold: Rescue in Denmark, New York 1963

Foighel, Isi: The Miracle in Denmark. The Rescue of the Jews, 1943-1945, Copenhagen 2007

Goldberger, Leo (ed.): The Rescue of the Danish Jews. Moral Courage under Stress, New York 1987

Halter, Marek: Stories of Deliverance: Speaking with Men and Women Who Rescued Jews from the Holocaust, Illinois 1998

Haestrup, Joergen: Secret Alliance. A Study of the Danish Resistance, New York 1977

Jensen, Mette Bastholm & Steven L.B.Jensen (eds.): Denmark and the Holocaust, Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen 2003

Kirchhoff, Hans: “SS-Gruppenführer Werner Best and the Action against the Danish Jews October 1943”. In: Yad Vashem Studies, XXIV, 1994, pp. 195-222

Kirchhoff, Hans: ““Doing All That Can Be Done” - The Swedish Foreign Ministry and the Persecution of Jews in Denmark in October 1943: A Study in Humanitarian Aid and Realpolitik”. In: Scandinavian Journal of History, 24, 1999, pp. 1-43

Lampe, David: The Danish Resistance, New York 1957

Levine, Ellen: Darkness over Denmark. The Danish Resistance and the Rescue of the Jews, New York 2001

Lidegaard, Bo: Countrymen, Copenhagen, 2013

Loeffler, Martha, Knud Dyby, John Mark Nielsen: Boats in the Night. Knud Dyby´s Involvement in the Rescue of the Danish Jews and the Danish Resistance, Blair 2000


Meltzer, Milton: Rescue. The Story of How Gentiles Saved Jews in the Holocaust, New York 1988

Moore, Bob: Survivors: Jewish Self-Help and Rescue in Nazi-Occupied Western Europe, Oxford 2010

Oppenhejm, Mélanie: Theresienstadt. Survival in Hell, London 2001

Oppenhejm, Ralph: The Door of Death, London 1948

Paulsson, Gunnar S.: “The Bridge over the Øresund. The Historiography of the Expulsion of the Danish Jews from the Nazi-Occupied Denmark”.In: Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 30: 3, July, 1995, pp. 431-464

Poser, Norman S.: Escape. A Jewish Scandinavian Family in the Second World War, New York 2006

Poulsen, Henning: “Denmark at War? The Occupation as History”. In: Stig Ekman and Nils Edling (eds.): War Experience, Self Image and National Identity: The Second World War as Myth and History, Stockholm 1997, pp. 98-114

Pundik, Herbert: In Denmark It Could Not Happen. The Flight of the Jews to Sweden in 1943, New York 1998

Straede, Therkel: October 1943. The Rescue of the Danish Jews from Annihilation, with H. Rovsing Olsen. Copenhagen 1993

Strange, John et al. (eds.): Rescue 43. Xenophobia and Exile, Articles from the Conference at the University of Copenhagen 3-5 October 1993, Copenhagen 1993

Werner, Emmy E.: Conspiracy of Decency. The Rescue of the Danish Jews during World War II, Boulder 2002

Yahil, Leni: Rescue of the Danish Jews. Test of a Democracy, New York 1969

Yahil, Leni: “The uniqueness of the rescue of Danish Jewry”. In: Y. Gutman and E. Zuroff (eds.): Rescue Attempts During the Holocaust: Proceedings of the second Yad Vashem International Historical Conference. New York 1978

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