Denmark, 1943

from by David Rovics



This song also appears on my 2015 album, The Other Side. Not to be confused with Fred Small's song with the same name, about the same incident (which I rediscovered long after writing this one), it's a song about the 95% of Danish Jews who survived the Third Reich by getting asylum in Sweden, and getting taken to Sweden by various other Danes. I wrote it while looking at the Baltic Sea, just after hearing the news of a ship that was trying to cross the Mediterranean, when over 900 people drowned in one day.


from Live in Rostrevor, released June 26, 2017




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