Friday, March 10, 2006

In Copenhagen

Arrived in Copenhagen a few hours ago from Tel Aviv via Amsterdam. Hoping to show some support to the Danes in their hour of need. While visiting Yad Vashem, the holocaust museum in Jerusalem, we had a Danish tour guide. She told us about the risks the Danes ran to get the Jews to safety.

Her personal story was also touching. When her parents left their house here for Sweden they did not have time to pack. When they returned they found that their neighbors had rented out the house in their absence, used the rent to maintain the property, and left the excess in an envelope. Everything was in place, including the silverware.

It was a touching story.

Okay, in truth it hardly seems like Denmark is in an "hour of need". Aside from an ad for the Jyllends Posten in the arrivals area of the airport, I saw nothing that reminded me of the cartoon controversy. This is a beautiful city, and I am looking forward to walking around in it. Maybe I will even be able to see Leonard Slatkin conduct the Danish National Symphony Orchstra tonight.

If you have any ideas on how I can show support for Free Speech in Denmark during my visit, feel fre to leave a comment.


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