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Records of the Foreign Service Posts of the Department of State (RG 84)

Denmark

The German Army invaded Denmark on April 9, 1940 and within days the Danish government agreed to German occupation.  On August 29, 1943, the German Army disarmed the Danish Army, imprisoned King Christian X, and took control over the country's administrative functions. In early October 1943 most of the Danish Jewish population escaped to Sweden. The 400 Jews who were taken into custody by the Nazis were sent to a camp at Theresienstadt, but none wee sent to Auschwitz.  However fifty-one died of natural causes while in the camp. Denmark was not recaptured by the Allies until May 1945. (Note 64)

Records of the Cophenhagen Legation and Embassy

General Records 1936-1941, 1945-1952 (Entry 2385A)
Boxes 1-81

1945

Box #File #File Title or Subject
31350General Motors
33711Looted Property
34850.6Insurance
37851.6Banks, Bankers

1946

Box #File #File Title or Subject
51711.2/851Safehaven
 711.3Enemy Property
57840.3Looted Art
59850.6Insurance

1947

Box #File #File Title or Subject
64711.3Enemy Property

1948

Box #File #File Title or Subject
68711.3Enemy Property
69851Safehaven

1949

Box #File #File Title or Subject
73321.3Economic Warfare-Safehaven

Classified General Records 1945-1946, 1949-1952 (Entry 2386)
Boxes 1-28

1945

Box #File #File Title or Subject
2711Looted Property
4851Safehaven-I.G. Farben
 851Safehaven-Bohnstedt-Petersen
 851Safehaven-Henkel
 851Safehaven-Stinnes
 851Safehaven-General

1946

Box # File # File Title or Subject
7 711.3 German Assets in Denmark

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