KING CHRISTIAN X
Ana Pernía, Laura
Hurtado, Lara Jorge, Irene
Ávila, Sara Snopkowska
CHRISTIAN X’S EARLY LIFE
Christian was born on 26 September 1870 in Gentofte, near Copenhagen.
His parents were Prince Frederick of Denmark and his wife Louise of Sweden.
Christian married Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin in Cannes on
April 26, 1898.
They had two children:
Prince Frederick (1899–1972), later King Frederick IX of Denmark.
Prince Knud (1900–1976), later Hereditary Prince of Denmark.
On 14 May 1912, Christian X knew about King Frederick VIII’s dead and ascended the
EASTER CRISIS: The immediate cause was a conflict between the King and the
cabinet over the reunification with Denmark of Schleswig.
Seventy-five percent voted for reunification with Denmark and twenty-five percent for
remaining with Germany.
Finally they finished with a re-unification process.
CHRISTIAN X DURING THE WORLD WAR II
Christian X fought again to stop German occupation:
His brother’s withdrawal.
The symbol Chrisitan X used during the war.
Hitler’s felicitation to Christian X.
The King and Danish Jewry:
Chrisitan X detented and helped Jewish people.
CURIOSITIES ABOUT THE KING
On 22 November 1942, The Washington Post published a photograph of Christian X; calling him,
facetiously, a victim of Hitler.
After that people invented a high number of stories to protect his king.
The most successful of these was the legend of the king wearing the yellow star in order to
support the Jews.
King Christian X of Denmark chose to wear a yellow star in support of the Danish Jews during the German
occupation of Denmark. In another version, the Danish people decided to wear yellow stars. Both of them
Jews in Denmark never wore an identification mark such as a yellow star.
Both the King and the majority of the Danish people stood by their Jewish citizens and were instrumental in
saving almost all of them from Nazi persecution and death.
The reason why Danish people protect their king Christian X was used to ride daily
through the streets of Copenhagen unaccompanied while the people stood and waved
Now I am going to talk about about an interesting story related to a dialogue between a
German soldier and a young boy who lives in Denmark.
This story was recounted in Nathaniel Benchley's bestselling book and it appears in our
book too, so probably you can remember this.
The contemporary patriotic song "Der rider en Konge" (There Rides a King) centers on
the king's rides. http://www.allmusic.com/song/der-rider-en-konge-mt0028688138
CHRISTIAN X’S LEGEND
“ That German flag must be taken down”, said the King.
“This will not be done”, replied the German guard.
“If the flag is not taken down, I will send a Danish soldier to take it down”, said King
“The soldier will be shot” answered the guard.
“The Danish soldier will be me”, replied the King.
button with the Danish Flag
and the insignia of the King
to show patrotism and
“Hotel d’Anglaterre, it was used
as the German military
headquarters in Copenhagen”
RELATION WITH THE BOOK
the second chapter we could see some things about the
Danish people loved Christian X.
Annemarie told her sister about what she knew about him.
The King needn’t a bodyguard, people did that.
The relation between the King and the Nazis.