Looking back at the enormous task of housing nearly half a million German refugees post-WWII Denmark. The Nazi occupiers had depleted us of most resources. It was not easy caring for Germans in need
I enjoyed visting this new museum sponsered by both Denmark and Germany.
What I missed at the museum was, indeed, the background story for the massive amount of fugitives
I would have loved to have heard the story of this heroic personnel. All my life the WWII have had my interest. Recently I became conscious that the architecture is unique. The founders thought of healing via the beauty of architecture and the importance of fresh air and sunshine combined with the professionals' good care.
On a cold and windy Whit Sunday, on our way home from a trip to Zealand, Henry and I went to a war memorial at a churchyard placed high in the countryside of Langeland, a narrow island between Funen and Zealand. Thirteen British, Canadian and American Airmen were buried here at Magleby Churchyard. Six British and Canadian airmen are still […]
Even if we fail or perish, our efforts must lead to some result. When so many seeds are sown, some plants must come up. Posterity will blame those who remain idle in a time like this. I do not wish to incur in that blame.
On our trips around in Denmark, my husband and I always try to include a memorial for something historical in that same area. This time, a few weeks ago, it meant many extra kilometers as we primarily wanted to see the North Sea in high autumn sunshine. The War Memorial at the crash site in South West Jutland This memorial […]
Two weeks ago I wrote a little about the young Danish Freedom Fighter Kim Malthe-Brun. The book that inspired me wasn’t easy to translate as it consisted of letters and diaries from the last three years of his life. I keep material in a basket that I use for blogging, and soon after the post was released, I found an […]
Kim Malthe-Brun was executed a month before the liberation of Denmark. Today, 80 years after we in Denmark celebrate the end of the German occupation. He was only 21 years old when he died. As a sailor he helped transport weapon and people illegally to Sweden. He wrote farewell letters to his mother and his girlfriend where he asked them […]
Gunter Demnig's Stolpersteine project is the world's largest memorial with 74.000 brass 'stones' in 26 different countries.
Kaj Munk (1898-1944), a Danish WWII vicar, sacrificed his life insisting on speaking the truth. He was survived by his wife and five young children.