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
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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