Bo Lidegaard is an historian and editor-in-chief of the Danish daily newspaper Politiken. He is author of the popular and critically acclaimed book "Oktober '43" from 2013, in which he analyzes the flight of the Danish Jews to Sweden in a new light.
CHAPTERS 00:16 How did Denmark survive the war so succesfully compared to other European occupied countries? 01:11 What is the greatest lesson that we can learn from Denmark's war? 02:08 If war were to break out today, what would Denmark do differently and what would it do the same? 03:56 What if, during WWII, every country did as Denmark did? 04:37 What about those countries that resisted? 05:55 Are nation states obligated to act on what is in the best interest of their citizens regardless of what is correct and moral?
Sofie Lene Bak is an associate professor at the Department of History at the University of Copenhagen. She specializes in Holocaust history, and has previously been the museum director of the Danish Jewish Museum, where she led current and narrative-changing research on October '43 and published several popular books on the subject.
CHAPTERS 00:16 What is the current Danish historian's view of Denmark during WWII? 02:50 What was the policy of cooperation? 04:35 Prior to the current historical debat, what was the accepted narrative amongst Danish historians? 05:53: How has language used to describe WWII events changed in recent years? 07:21 Occupation or collaboration? 08:47 If war were to break out today what would Denmark do differently and what would it do the same compared to WWII? 10:23 What do you think is the biggest lesson that Denmark has learnt from WWII?
Cecilie Stokholm Banke is a senior researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies, and is an expert in Danish Holocaust history.
CHAPTERS 00:16 How has Denmark's WWII narrative changed over the years? 06:44 What recent historical studies have changed our understanding of Denmark during WWII? 09:41 How has the Danish WWII narrative changed in the lats 15 years? 11:40 Where are we now in terms of historical anaylsis of Denmark during WWII? 14:23 What lessons, if any, has Denmark learnt from its experience during WWII?
Chair of Humanity in Action Denmark, Anders Jerichow, talking about the importance of Humanity in Action and HIA DK's conference on civil society and its reaction to the Holocaust, especially in regards to the flight of the Danish Jews in October '43.
CHAPTERS: 00:16 What is Humanity in Action about? 00:57 What is the October '43 conference about? 01:33 What has Denmark learnt from WWII? 2:12 Why is Humanity in Action important? 2:37 What is important about the October '43 Humanity in Action conference? 3:26 Why is it so important to tell these stories?
The charity, ‘Prisoners of Conscience’ provides a vital lifeline to political prisoners and their families, helping them rebuild their lives during or after persecution. This film introduces some of its beneficiaries who overcame terrifying circumstances with the help of the charity. Narrated by Zoë Wanamaker.