The Rescues by Country

Sweden

Risking Nazi retaliation, neutral Sweden provided sanctuary for Jews escaping from Denmark, Norway, and other European countries.

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Denmark

2013 marked the 70th anniversary of the extraordinary rescue of nearly 7,000 Jewish Danes by their Danish countrymen.

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Norway

Norway’s resistance movement defied the German occupation and saved half of its Jewish population.

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Finland

Although Finland was a co-belligerent – although not an ally – of Germany during WWII, Finland adamantly refused to deliver the 2,000 Finnish Jews for “Hitler’s final solution” and thereby saved virtually all of the country’s Jews.

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Bulgaria

Protests by the Bulgarian intellectual elite, Church officials, peasants, and city-dwellers prevented the deportation of nearly all of Bulgaria’s 50,000 Jews. However, Jews in Bulgarian-occupied territories did not share the same fate.

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