In Denmark, the world’s only happy Holocaust commemoration event

In Denmark, the world’s only country where nearly all the members of the Jewish minority were rescued from the Holocaust by the local population in a grassroots operation that involved thousands of people, the annual Holocaust commemoration occurs on the anniversary of the rescue. There is mourning for the 51 Jews from Denmark who died in the genocide. But it is mostly a cheerful event where one unique community unites to celebrate its rescue amid song, backslapping, expressions of gratitude and, sometimes, a festive communal dinner. Read more.