Danish Holocaust Deaths
by Nolan Altman
This data set includes the accumulation of two separate lists. The lists come from a report prepared by the Genealogist’s Library and can be found online at https://slaegtsbibliotek.dk/920803.pdf The two sources are as follows:
Source I: The Danish Embassy's Refugee Office in Stockholm kept a civil register showing the 103 deaths among the Jewish refugees from Denmark. In the civil register, an additional 6 people are listed who died during the flight to Sweden and which are mentioned on pages 420-21 of the document.
After returning home, 33 urns and coffins were transferred to Copenhagen and buried at Mosaic Western Cemetery. The names of these deceased are included in these data sets. When provided, memorial stone locations are given.
Source II: During the stay in Theresienstadt, a total of 53 deaths among those deported from Denmark were recorded by the Department of Chief Rabbi, Dr. M. Friediger. All names were placed on the large Theresienstadt monument, created by the Danish-Jewish artist Siegfried Wagner.
After the liberation, 3 urns were brought home to Denmark and placed in Mosaisk vestre Cemetery. The names of these deceased are also included in these data sets.
This database consists of 174 records of individuals from two different sources described in the Background section.
The fields in the database are:
- Source #:
- Given name(s)
- Date of death (English)
- Spouse’s name
- Father’s name
- Other surnames
- Memorial stone (if applicable)
Visit https://slaegtsbibliotek.dk/920803.pdf to see the original Swedish compilation report containing the information for these data sets.
Thank you to Nolan Altman, Director of Special Projects and Coordinator of the Holocaust Database, for his continued devotion and dedication to JewishGen's important work.
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