quarta-feira, setembro 28, 2005

History & Myth

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I first read about it in Hannah Arendt's book on the trial of Adolph Eichmann.   What caught me was a story, which turns out not to be true,  a myth then, about Christian X,  the King of Denmark at the time,  wearing the yellow star.   But the fact is that 7,000 Danish jews,  very nearly the total jewish population of Denmark,  were first hidden and then helped to escape to Sweden in October of 1943.

History,myth,true character,achievement The inherent strength of the Monarchy? Acting on the Second Great Commandment? Fate and Destiny?


Christian X

Dannebrog - Danish Cloth