Literature Review of Danish Resistance During WWII Research Paper

Literature Review of Danish Resistance During WWII
A brief review of the literature on Danish resistance groups during World War Two, with a specific focus on the October rescue of Danish Jewry.
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Published on Oct 06, 2015 in Political Science (Non-U.S.) , Holocaust Studies (General)

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"In the wealth of study and documents covering World War II, the Danish resistance movement has been comparatively less documented. Certainly, there have been compilations of historical accounts-- Jorgen Heastrup's immense Secret Alliance being one of them-- but much less so in terms of studying theories behind the resistance movement. Similarly, the October rescue of Danish Jews is something that has commanded much attention, but suffers from a lack of historical accuracy and serious political analysis. This is being the case, I will focus this review on three documents that provide the most theoretical reasoning along with historical analysis.
"Leni Yahil's book The Rescue of Danish Jewry is the first truly broad scholarly work to emerge out of the study of this time period. Though it reads like a historical account, Yahil's broad survey of the history of Danish Jewry provides the reader with ample details to formulate conclusions about the success of the October rescue. She not only covers the time during occupation, but also studies the character of Danish Jewry beforehand. For Yahil, Danish Jews are unique compared to the majority of other European Jews because of their level of integration among the general Danish community. They were centralized primarily in the Copenhagen area, which provided ample opportunity to interact with the broader Danish community as a whole. "

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