I anledning af 70 år efter udsmuglingen af omkring 8.000 jøder over havet fra Danmark til Sverige, besøger Ambassadør Peter Taksøe-Jensen United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, tirsdag, 17 September kl. 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm sammen med forfatteren, historiker og Chef-redaktøren fra Politiken Bo Lidegaard.
In the dark history of Nazi-occupied Europe, Denmark is often highlighted as an exceptional case–indeed, the mass rescue of Danish Jewry in autumn 1943 yielded one of the highest Jewish survival rates of any country. Marking the 70th anniversary of the rescue with his new book Countrymen, journalist Bo Lidegaard uses never before seen diaries and letters of Jewish refugees to reveal a complex story. Moderated by Museum historian Dr. Edna Friedberg, the author will be joined by special guest commentator Leon Wieseltier, literary editor of The New Republic, for a riveting and nuanced discussion about how ordinary people helped their neighbors escape mortal danger.
Peter Taksøe-Jensen, Danish ambassador to the United States
Bo Lidegaard, Author, Countrymen and Editor-in-Chief, Politiken
Leon Wieseltier, Literary Editor, The New Republic
Edna Friedberg, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Theater
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20024