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Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz

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Born: Sept. 29, 1904 in Bremen, Germany
Died: Feb. 16, 1973 in Bremen, Germany Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz Role in the Holocaust Duckwitz was a part of the Nazi party. He was assigned to the German Embassy in Copenhagen as an expert in maritime affairs. In Copenhagen, Duckwitz developed a good relationship with Werner Best, the Nazi representative in Denmark. Then, Hitler demanded to start deporting Jews to concentration camps. Best told Duckwitz, who informed Hans Hedtoft who told the Danish-Jewish community. Duckwitz also made a trip to Sweden, and arranged a safe haven for Danish Jews. In the end, about 99% of Danish Jews survived the Holocaust, either in Sweden or in concentration camps. Misc. Facts Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz went to commercial college. After he finished, he pursued a career in the international coffee trade.

He lived in Scandinavian countries for several years.

Duckwitz was awarded the title of "Righteous Among the Nations" by Yad Vashem. He was also recognized by many Jewish organizations. 1. Bulow, Louis. "Georg F. Duckwitz." Shoah. Courage And Survival The Holocaust.
2008. Web. 16 April 2013. <http://www.shoah.dkICourage/Duckwitz.htm>.
2. Shavlev, Avner, ed. "Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz" yadvashem. Yad Vashem. 2013.
Web. 16 April 2013.
<http://yadvashem.org/yv len/righteous/storiesl duckwitz.asp> :
3. list25. "25 World War 2 Heroes Who Put Their Lives On The Line." Youtube. 22
April, 2013. Web. 24 April, 2013.
4. Tenembaum, Baruch, ed. "Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz." raoulwallenberg. The
International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation. 2000. Web. 16 April 2013.
<http://www.raoulwallenberg.net!saviors/ diplomats/list! georg- ferdinand- '
duckwitz-686/> .
5. Friedlander, Saul. Nazi Germany and The Jews 1939-1945 The Years of
Extermination. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers, 2007. Print.
.' Did he turn against or help Jews? Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz helped the Jews. He alerted Danish leaders and set up a safe haven for the Jews in Sweden. Also, he could have been killed by the Nazi Party, for the things he did. Did he assist or eliminate Jews? Duckwitz assisted the Jews by alerting the Danes and set up a safe haven. He saved about 7,000 Jews in total, and only about 500 Jews were captured. Most of the captured Jews survived the war in concentration camps.
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