History of Holocaust and People who survived.


Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz was a German. Risking his career, Duckwitz made a secret visit to neutral Sweden where he convinced Prime Minister Per Albin Hansson to allow Danish Jewish refugees to escape to Sweden. He then went to Denmark and notified Danish politician Hans Hedtoft about the deportation. The following two months, over 6,000 Jews were ferried secretly to Sweden in boats. Due to his actions, it is estimated that around 99% of Denmark’s Jews survived the Holocaust.