Walking around in a beautiful old city carries many emotions longing back to our youth but also shows the dark history of unwanted but innocent persons getting caught and sent to their death.
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.
My favourite place in Copenhagen is the Churchill Park near the before mentioned Gefion Fountain at the harbour. Since my childhood, I have been fascinated by the courage of the young Danish soldier Anders Lassen in British service during the war. In the park adjacent to the former Freedom Museum is his bust. The museum burnt down some years […]
LOST The Quest for Jan van Boeckel During the first years of blogging, I came upon Mogromo’s Blog. The blog site was illustrated with the most fascinating photos that supported the mysterious disappearance of a dear family member during the last year of the war. The Dutch writer behind that blog was discreet about who he or she was and […]
On the 4th and 5th of May, We celebrated our 74th anniversary for our liberation from the German occupation. The hated blackout curtains were thrown out, and spontaneously candles lit up in windowsills. A custom still kept alive today by the older generations. In 1975, I had completed my education as a staff nurse at Bispebjerg Hospital in Copenhagen. Little […]
September 19, 1944 Today is the 74 anniversary of the German occupiers to catch the Danish police corps. The German didn’t have confidence that the Danish police would be loyal to them in guarding buildings in danger of being sabotaged. Those who didn’t manage to go into hiding were deported to German concentration camps. My father was among the captured, though […]
The World War II Memorial, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., commemorates the sacrifice and celebrates the victory of the WWII generation. This memorial, completed in 2004, honours the 16 million who served in the U.S. armed forces during World War II, the more than 400.000 who died and the millions who supported the war effort from the […]