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Danish Resistance to Nazi Government

We also heard stories about growing discontent in Northern Germany. In a small village along the Danish border a large group of former Danish nationals had gathered in a theater. A newsreel shot of Hitler boarding a new German built plane was flashed on the screen. As he was getting into the plane, someone in the audience shouted, “Greet Hess!” The film was stopped. Lights were turned on. The gestapo demanded the identity of the person who had shouted. They were met...

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Using the Geneva Conventions

Just Say No Next month, I’ll be giving a talk in Monterey about my Uncle Fred and Aunt Jamie Henderson, who were captured by the German navy in April 1941 on their way to Africa to be medical missionaries. It’s titled “Surviving the Zam Zam.” In 1993, I interviewed Uncle Fred about his experiences. That was fortunate because he died a year later. In the interview, I thought we had covered everything interesting about his capture, his work as a doctor in a German...

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Great Moments in Central Planning

I’m working on a speech that I’ll give at the local Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) next month. The topic is my Uncle Fred Henderson’s and Aunt Jamie Henderson’s adventures while crossing the Atlantic in April 1941. Their ship, the Zam Zam, was attacked and sunk by a German raider called the Atlantis. My cousin, their son, sent me a writeup his mother had done of her adventures while getting off the ship into the lifeboat and thereafter. She and Fred were...

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