Helnaes is a well-kept pearl of nature connected to Funen, Denmark, with cohesiveness among the inhabitants.
The cholera epidemy in Copenhagen in 1856 resulted in an increased interest in creating healthy housings for working-class people who died in great numbers by infections. Renowned architects created the houses uniquely, and they are still attractive today. The streets close to the beach of the Swan Mill in Eastern Copenhagen are all named after composers. At the time they were […]
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 […]
In the corner of Bispebjerg cemetery in Copenhagen, you can find different categories of war victims. At one spot lies the remains of German fugitives and executed German soldiers who deserted the war while in Denmark. Then you have several Danish resistance fighters slain by the occupiers or dead in the concentration camps. At their side are Danish Police officers […]
Your inner compass or conscience tells you if you would risk your life for others or not
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 […]
Thinking about the uncertain and dangerous times of WWII, we are again in a war. This time it's a war on information and disinformation or a fight between good and evil
When put in a traumatic situation as a very young child, the facts about what happened can be impossible to fathom. I believe the youngest boy has suffered so much loneliness in Theresienstadt that his bitterness denied him to communicate with his siblings
Ryvangen Mindelund A short follow up from the last two posts for the memory of our lost young resistance members in Denmark who helped us to save face and become part of the Western Allies. My husband Henry and I went to Copenhagen this past D-Day weekend. This new granite memorial has been erected at the cemetery commemorating the many […]
I would like to give you an impression of the historic site. Stonewall Jackson played a crucial role in both battles, as a gigantic equestrian statue of him is dominant in the park.