When Light Pierced The Darkness: A Danish Rescue Story

Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Date: Jul 02nd

In 1943, Danish officials learned that the Germans were planning to deport all of the Jews in Denmark. Leo Goldberger was 13 years old when his family received an official warning to go into hiding just before escaping to Sweden. His family arrived in Sweden just as hundreds of other fishing boats carried nearly every Jew in Denmark – 7,220 men, women, and children – to safety. Leo Goldberger will be in conversation with filmmaker Damian Slattery, whose film, “A Day in October,” tells the story of the dramatic rescue of Danish Jews in WWII Copenhagen.

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