Adolf Hitler’s pursuit of the ‘Final Solution’ was horrifying and relentless, and it reached into all corners of Europe, including countries with which Germany had an otherwise temperate relationship. But in one such country, Denmark, one man’s daring act of heroism ensured that thousands of Jews escaped the Nazi regime unharmed.
Georg Duckwitz was born in Germany. He, like many other German citizens, was captivated by Adolf Hiitler’s mesmerising, impassioned speeches, where he promised to address the issues of the German people, and vowed to build them an empire of which they could be proud. Duckwitz subsequently joined the Nazi Party’s Office of Foreign Affairs in July 1933, bringing with him a wealth of Scandinavian knowledge, having worked and lived in Copenhagen for several years.