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October 2013 marks the 70th anniversary of the Danish rescue of the Jewish people of Denmark. In this public lecture, Cecilie Felicia Stokholm Banke, senior researcher in foreign policy at the Danish Institute for International Studies in Denmark, and Karin Kvist Geverts, 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 event is presented in conjunction 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.