German troops on the streets of Copenhagen, Denmark, 29th August 1943. The Danish people had attempted to maintain a policy of neutrality and non co-operation since the Nazis had occupied Denmark in April 1940. For a long time they had just managed to evade the worst of the German rule that was felt all around Europe.
Mar 29, 1943 - Daylight Saving Time Started. When local standard time was about to reach Monday, March 29, 1943, 2:00:00 am clocks were turned forward 1 hour to Monday, March 29, 1943, 3:00:00 am local daylight time instead. Sunrise and sunset were about 1 hour later on Mar 29, 1943 …
In 1943, the movement scored a great success in rescuing all but 500 of Denmark's Jewish population of 7,000-8,000 from being sent to the Nazi concentration camps by helping transport them to neutral Sweden, where they were offered asylum. The Danish resistance movement has been honoured as a collective at Yad Vashem in Israel as being part of the "Righteous Among the Nations".
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