This a photograph of Copenhagen today. Annemarie lived in Copenhagen with her family. Ellen and her family lived in the same apartment building. This a photograph of what Tivoli Gardens look like today.
In less than 5 hours, the Danish government surrendered.
Germans said they wanted to “protect” the Danish from the Allied forces.
King Christian The King's Emblem Pin ( Kongemærket ) showing Christian's CX cypher. A popular symbol of patriotism during the war. The King's daily ride through Copenhagen became a symbol of Danish sovereignty. This picture was taken on his birthday in 1940. Note that he is not accompanied by a guard.
In her research for the novel, Lois Lowry found a reference to a resistance fighter named Kim Malthe-Bruun, pictured here. She was struck by his youth and courage. The creation of her character Peter was influenced by this encounter.
Denmark’s Distinction Denmark has the distinction of being the only country of Europe to save most of its Jewish citizens from the occupying forces of Germany. Of the approximately 7000 Jews living in Denmark at the beginning of the war, all but about 481 were smuggled safely to Sweden.
Memorial presented by Israel to Gilleleje, Denmark to commemorate the rescue of Jews by their Danish friends and neighbors