Main Economic Organizations in Denmark Protest Against Deportations of Jews

(September 30, 1943)


The chairmen of all the central Danish economic organizations (Employers Associations, Trade Unions, the Industrial Board, the Agricultural Board, Provincial Chamber of Commerce, Shipowners Association, and the Wholesalers Association) have on 9/30/43 submitted an address to me in connection with the rumors that have emerged in the last few days regarding a German action against the Jews in Denmark, as follows: "We feel ourselves obliged to point out that - in the event of such an action taking place - it will, in our view, to a great extent harm the efforts being made from our side to create peace and order in Denmark. The Jews here in Denmark form a part of the country's population and a step against them will affect the whole Danish people." The address remains unanswered.


Source: Leni Yahil, "The Rescue of Danish Jewry: Test of a Democracy," Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1969, pp. 474-475, note 99.