Danish Holocaust Rescuer to Speak to Students
Houston, TX- Danish citizen, Lisbeth Abrahamsen, who sixty years ago helped to save thousands of her Jewish countrymen from the Nazis during WWII, will be speaking to 5th and 6th grade students at Tomball Intermediate School at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 22. The school is located at 723 West Main in Tomball, TX.

Mrs. Abrahamsen will talk and answer questions regarding her family’s personal involvement in the heroic and courageous efforts undertaken by the people of Denmark as they chose to help hide and ferry more than 7,000 of their Jewish neighbors to safe haven in Sweden. These actions, remarkable for their time, resulted in saving over 95 percent of the Jewish population of Denmark.

When asked why average Danish citizens risked their very lives to help their Jewish neighbors, Mrs. Abrahamsen replied, “My family and so many other Danes helped simply because it was the right thing to do.”

Lisbeth Abrahamsen is in Houston this week as the Kingdom of Denmark is honored with Holocaust Museum Houston’s Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award, which is being presented the night before to Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen on behalf of his nation.
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