The Resource A conspiracy of decency : the rescue of the Danish Jews during World War II, Emmy E. Werner

A conspiracy of decency : the rescue of the Danish Jews during World War II, Emmy E. Werner

Label
A conspiracy of decency : the rescue of the Danish Jews during World War II
Title
A conspiracy of decency
Title remainder
the rescue of the Danish Jews during World War II
Statement of responsibility
Emmy E. Werner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The people of Denmark managed to save almost their country's entire Jewish population from extinction in a spontaneous act of humanity -- one of the most compelling stories of moral courage in the history of World War II. Drawing on many personal accounts, Emmy Werner tells the story of the rescue of the Danish Jews from the vantage-point of living eyewitnesses- the last survivors of an extraordinary conspiracy of decency that triumphed in the midst of the horrors of the Holocaust. This book chronicles the acts of people of good will from several nationalities. Among them were the German Georg F. Duckwitz, who warned the Jews of their impending deportation, the Danes who hid them and ferried them across the Oresund, and the Swedes who gave them asylum. Regardless of their social class, education, and religious and political persuasion, the rescuers all shared one important characteristic: they defined their humanity by their ability to act with great compassion. These people never considered themselves heroes -- they simply felt that they were doing the right thing
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Werner, Emmy E
Dewey number
940.53183509489
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS135.D4
LC item number
W47 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
000107847
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Jews
  • Denmark
  • Denmark
Label
A conspiracy of decency : the rescue of the Danish Jews during World War II, Emmy E. Werner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shadows over Denmark -- Men of conscience -- A matter of decency -- Escape across the Øresund -- Refuge in Sweden -- Sojourn in Theresienstadt -- Turmoil in Copenhagen -- Liberation and homecoming -- Getting on with life -- "Whoever saves a single life."
Control code
ocm50746481
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780813339061
Lccn
2003276826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)50746481
Label
A conspiracy of decency : the rescue of the Danish Jews during World War II, Emmy E. Werner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shadows over Denmark -- Men of conscience -- A matter of decency -- Escape across the Øresund -- Refuge in Sweden -- Sojourn in Theresienstadt -- Turmoil in Copenhagen -- Liberation and homecoming -- Getting on with life -- "Whoever saves a single life."
Control code
ocm50746481
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780813339061
Lccn
2003276826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)50746481

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