Girl scouts organise the disembarkment of returning Danes

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Title Girl scouts organise the disembarkment of returning Danes
Artist Lee Miller
Year 1945
Town/City Copenhagen
Country Denmark
Format Vintage
Description Until 1943, the German occupation regime took a relatively benign approach to Denmark. Although Germany dominated Danish foreign policy, the Germans permitted the Danish government complete autonomy in running domestic affairs. However, the Jewish population were expected to be removed to concentration camps, so Resistance workers and sympathizers helped Jews move into hiding places throughout the country and from there to the coast; fishermen then ferried them to neutral Sweden. In 1945 Lee witnessed and recorded the homecoming of evacuated children being reunited with their parents and relatives at the harbour in Copenhagen. They arrived by Ferry and Girl Scouts alongside the Red Cross organised the disembarkment of the returning Danish children.

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