This Day in History 1943: Sweden Gives Sanctuary to the Jews of Denmark

Over the course of two weeks in October 1943, over 7,000 Danish Jews were secretly ferried across the Oresund Strait to Sweden.

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October 2, 1943 is the day on which the government of Sweden announced its readiness to give asylum to the entire Jewish population of neighboring Denmark. In the weeks that followed, Sweden was able to...