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Today in World War II History—Sept. 28, 1943

Georg Duckwitz, 1960 (German Federal Archive: B 145 Bild-F008672-0027)

Georg Duckwitz, 1960 (German Federal Archive: B 145 Bild-F008672-0027)

75 Years Ago—Sept. 28, 1943: Roman Jews pay ransom of 50 kg of gold to Nazis with help from the Vatican; however, it will not be honored.

German diplomat Georg Duckwitz, stationed in Copenhagen, Denmark, learns of Gestapo plan to round up Danish Jews; he warns Danish Resistance at great personal risk, allowing Danes to save almost all of Denmark’s Jews.