Group Identities and the Construction of the 1943 Rescue of the Danish Jews
The rescue of the Danish Jews from the Nazi roundups of 1943 has become the defining image of Judaism in Denmark, both within the country and to the world outside. This article examines the way in which this story about the past has been constructed, focusing particularly on its portrayals of the types of groups involved and on the motivations of the rescuers. It argues that the dominance and durability of this story in defining Jewish identity in Denmark stems from the type of relationships it posits between Danish Christians, Danish Jews, and worldwide Jewry. Anthropological studies of tradition could be enriched by a greater focus on such collaborative constructions of the past.
Link to article in JSTOR, Group Identities and the Construction of the 1943 Rescue of the Danish Jews
Group Identities and the Construction of the 1943 Rescue of the Danish Jews. 1998: 209-226. https://archive.jpr.org.uk/10.2307/3774013