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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Denmark's Nazi Like Treatment of Refugees

As this cartoon from Steven Bell shows, the decision by the Danish state to strip refugees of all valuables brings to mind the treatment of Jewish deportees by the Nazis.

This is especially shameful given the heroic record of Danish people during the second world war when the vast majority of Danish Jews were saved from deportation to an extermination camp through the evacuation of all but 464 Jews to Sweden by boat.  The remainder of the Jews were deported to the 'model' concentration camp of Theresienstadt in what is now the Czech Republic.  Because of Danish oversight and persistence, none of those in Theresienstadt were sent on to Auschwitz.

It would seem that the majority of the Danish people don't have their predecessor's anti-fascist politics.  See  Rescue of the Danish Jews


Tony Greenstein


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