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Denmark Is Deporting Innocent People to Be Killed by a Barbaric Regime. Again From Nazis to Assad: Denmark Is Deporting Innocent People to Be Killed by a Barbaric Regime. Again

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As Israel's national Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, bears witness, Denmark plays a special role in Jewish history, thanks to the Danish resistance's successful evacuation of most of the country's Jewish population to Sweden in 1943, during the German occupation.

But there is also a shameful side to the same story. That's because of how Danish officials, both before and during the Nazi occupation, collaborated in returning Jewish refugees back to Germany, and to their deaths.

As the Danish minister of justice, Karl Kristian Steincke, stated in 1937: "We will not be inhuman, but we dare not be human, because of the consequences." In this case, it was fear of Denmark’s powerful neighbor to the south.

At a memorial ceremony in 2005, Danish prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen apologized for the wartime Danish authorities' active cooperation in the deportation of innocent people. He added: "An apology can’t change history, but it can serve to acknowledge historic errors, so current and successive generations will hopefully avoid similar errors."

But now it looks as though history will repeat itself.

Like most European countries, Denmark has been marked by the wave of immigration that has swept over Europe. In Denmark, 14 percent of a population of 5.9 million consists of immigrants and their descendants, almost two-thirds of whom come from non-Western countries.

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