This is a little known story about Denmark’s brave role in saving Jews. The story is quite remarkable and inspirational. If only more people had shown the same moral fortitude that the Danes did, many more Jews could have been saved.
There were many brave individuals who risked their own lives to save Jews in all European nations, but as Yoav J. Tenembaum points out “there was a singular nation that, as a collective endeavor, saved most of its Jews: Denmark.” However, credit should also be given to the Italians, who protected their Jews despite the fact they were allies with the Nazis. It was only after they were occupied by the Germans that Italian Jews were sent to the camps. They also protected non-Italian Jews in the areas of the Balkans that were under their control.
It’s unfortunate that these acts of heroism are little known. I think we could learn a lot from these acts of bravery.