Boats in the Night, Knud Dyby's Story of Resistance and Rescue
Boats in the Night, Knud Dyby's Story of Resistance and Rescue Description:
Dedicatory plaques along the Avenue of Righteous Gentiles at Jerusalem's Holocaust Memorial. Yad Vashem, read, "To the people of Denmark," and "In memory of King christian X of Denmark." why are the Danish people and their king included among those non-Jews who risked their lives to aid Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust that engulfed Europe from 1939-1945?
In Boats in the Night, Martha Loeffler helps us to understand why. Through the experiences of Kund Dyby, former printer, Royal Guardsman, policeman and member of the Danish resistance to the German occupation of Denmark, Ms. Loeffler tells the dramatic story of the rescue of more than 90% of Denmark's Jews. Using his connections with fishing boat skippers. Dyby arranged for the secretive transport of Jews across the sound to safety in Sweden. Boats in the night is more than a story of individual daring and bravery; it is a testimony to people's resistance to tyranny and their courage to care for each other.