“Denmark, October 1943”
|Oct. 17, 2013 through Nov. 3, 2013
Laurie and Milton Boniuk Resource Center and Library
|October 2013 marks the 70th anniversary of the Danish rescue of the Jewish people of Denmark. Holocaust Museum Houston is proud to honor this important historical event with the poster exhibition “Denmark: October 1943.”
Consisting of 11 framed posters, the display tells the story of rescue and resistance against Nazi persecution. Approximately 7,200 lives were saved, through the efforts of Danish citizens who ferried Danish Jews by boat to the safety in Sweden. The exhibition is traveled by The Danish Immigrant Museum in Elk Horn, Iowa.
The public is invited to a preview reception Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. At 6:45 p.m., Cecilie Felicia Stokholm Banke, Ph.D., senior researcher in foreign policy at the Danish Institute for International Studies in Denmark and Karin Kvist Geverts, Ph.D., teacher and researcher in the Department of History and the Hugo Valentin Centre at Uppsala University, Sweden, will discuss “Refugees and Rescue: Scandinavian Responses to the Holocaust.”
This program is presented as part of the Bank of Texas Film and Lecture Series.
Admission is free, but advance registration is requested for the reception. Visit www.hmh.org/RegisterEvent.aspx to RSVP online.
This program and exhibition are generously underwritten by
Embassy of Denmark
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Houston
Embassy of Sweden
with additional support from
Danish American Chamber of Commerce Southwest
Maritime Logistics LLC
Ocean Projects, Inc.
The Danish Club of Houston
special thanks to
This program is part of the Bank of Texas Film and Lecture Series.
Danish rescue boat installed at Holocaust Museum Houston
A series of framed posters tells the story of the Nazi occupation of Denmark during World War II, the increasing threat to Jewish citizens, and the efforts of thousands of Danes to bring their Jewish neighbors to safety in Sweden.
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