DENMARK: Quality of Mercy

Across the narrow waters of the Öre Sund word came to Sweden last week that 1,800 Gestapomen, sent to Copenhagen specially for the job, had broken into Jewish homes and synagogues during Rosh Hashanah, arresting most of Denmark's 10,000 Jews. The reports said the Germans planned to ship their prisoners to the charnel houses of Poland.

Next day the Swedish Government told the German Government that there was immediate, unconditional sanctuary for all Danish Jews in Sweden. The Germans ignored the offer. But at week's end upwards of 1,000 wretched Jews from Denmark had found their way across the cold...

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