October 3, 1943 – Danish Hiding of Jews

The Danish seaport town of Gilleleje was reminded by Lutheran pastor Kjeldgaard Jensen on October 3, 1943 to follow what Denmark’s bishops asked of their congregations: hide Jews from Nazis. The Lutheran Church reminded their parishioners Jesus was a Jew, this was a clear way to show the example of loving your neighbor and it represented the Danish ideals of justice. Over 1,300 Jews would be hidden in the town and transported to neutral Sweden.

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