The Jews living in Denmark were left unmolested by the German occupation forces until October 1943. Plans to deport them were leaked around that time, resulting in a large-scale rescue operation by Danish civilians, helping almost all Jews to escape to Sweden, where they were welcome. Some 500 Jews were arrested and deported to the Theresienstadt Ghetto, from where they were evacuated to Sweden shortly before the end of the war. There were hardly any casualties among these Jews, if any.

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