Photos

Only one photo is thought to exist from the raid against the Danish Jews. There are very few authentic photos from the mass escape itself.


razziaThe only known photo of the raid shows 60 arrested Jews in the yard of Vestre School in Odense on 2 October 1943. The Jews are taken to Kolding by lorries and from there are deported to Theresienstadt. Photo: Odense City Archives.
fiskekutterA Swedish toll boat trains a searchlight on a fishing boat sailing to Sweden with Jews hidden in the hold. Photo: Jewish Museum, Stockholm.
yad-vashemJewish refugees arrive safely at a Swedish port. Photo: Yad Vashem, Jerusalem.

falsk-legitimationskortA false identity card for a Jewish woman who is hidden at a medical clinic from November 1943. The name and year of birth are both fictional. Photo: Museum of Danish Resistance 1940-1945/National Museum of Denmark
bbh-koesterStaff at the hospitals in Copenhagen plays a central role in helping Jewish refugees. This photo shows members of the surgical ward at Bispebjerg Hospital in 1943. Photo: Privately owned.
tunnelIn October 1943, the kilometre-long tunnels under Bispebjerg Hospital are used to hide Jews and to move them around the hospital. Photo: Bispebjerg Hospital.

paa-vejA boat carrying Jews from Falster to Ystad. The photo was taken by one of the refugees and is one of the very few authentic photos of the escape to Sweden in autumn 1943. Photo: Museum of Danish Resistance 1940-1945/National Museum of Denmark.
flygtning-med-dobbelt-toejA Jewish refugee wearing two layers of clothing, accompanied by a Swedish police officer after arriving in Malmö in October 1943. Photo: Museum of Danish Resistance 1940-1945/National Museum of Denmark.
aeble-brevCoded letter sent to shipowner Knud Lauritzen, who is referred to by the codename Klausen in the letter. The ‘three boxes of apples’ is a code for three Jews who are to be sailed to Sweden. They first have to travel from Jutland to Copenhagen. Photo: Privately owned.

redningsvestA homemade vest used by a Jewish woman during the escape to keep her cash and valuables safe. Photo: Ole Akhøj, The Danish Jewish Museum.
returbilletA train ticket used by a fleeing Jew on the way to a crossing point in Snekkersten. The person has bought a return ticket to disguise the nature of the journey. Photo: The Danish Jewish Museum.
signe-jansenSigne Jansen (born Mogensen), head nurse at Bispebjerg Hospital’s psychiatric unit, helps hide Jews at the hospital. She is arrested by the Germans in February 1944. Photo: Danish Nursing History Museum.

skudehavnenTwo fishermen who sail several groups of Jews to Sweden in the boat ‘Marie’. They are seen here after the war aboard the ‘Marie’ in Skudehavnen harbour (now filled) in Copenhagen. Many of the refugees were sailed to Barsebäck in Sweden. Photo: Museum of Danish Resistance 1940-1945/National Museum of Denmark.
lotterMembers of the Women’s Army Corps help the Social Services clean up the homes that the Jews have left in haste. This photo shows three members of the Corps in 1943 on their way to their spring party. Photo: The Royal Library.
 

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