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Holger Danske Gruppe War Memorial

 
 
Holger Danske Gruppe War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 20, 2018
1. Holger Danske Gruppe War Memorial
Inscription.  
Hans Brahe Salling
Svend Borup Jensen
Leo Christensen
Georg Stougaard
Jørn Anderson
Olaf Mosolff
Kaj Ohlsen

Den 26. Februar 1945
blev disse frihedskæmpere
fra Holger Danske-Gruppen
taget af Gestapo i dette hus
Den 17. Marts 1945 blev de
henrettet i Ryvangen

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(English translation:)

On February 26, 1945 these freedom fighters from the Holger Danske Group were captured in this house by the Gestapo. On March 17, 1945, they were executed in Ryvangen.
 
Location. 55° 40.716′ N, 12° 34.351′ E. Marker is in Copenhagen, Region Hovedstaden, in Københavns Kommune. Marker is at the intersection of Skindergade and Nørregade, on the right when traveling west on Skindergade. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Skindergade 44, Copenhagen, Region Hovedstaden 1159, Denmark.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harald Høffding (within shouting distance of this marker); Hans Christian Ørsted (about 120 meters away,

Holger Danske Gruppe War Memorial - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 20, 2018
2. Holger Danske Gruppe War Memorial - wide view
measured in a direct line); Hovedbygningen / Main Building (about 120 meters away); Inge Lehmann (about 150 meters away); Universitetsbiblioteket / University Library (about 180 meters away); Samvirkende Fagforbund / Cooperative Trade Union (about 180 meters away); Ludvig Holberg (about 180 meters away); a different marker also named Hans Christian Ørsted (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Copenhagen.
 
Also see . . .  Holger Danske (resistance group) (Wikipedia). "Holger Danske was a Danish resistance group during World War II. It was created by veteran volunteers from the Winter War who had fought on the Finnish side against the Soviet Union. It was among the largest Danish resistance groups and consisted of around 350 volunteers towards the end of the war. The group carried out about 100 sabotage operations and was responsible for around 200 executions of informers who had revealed the identity and/or the whereabouts of members of the resistance. The group was named after the legendary Danish hero Holger Danske." (Submitted on October 3, 2018.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
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