Tuesday, January 22, 2013

An unknown refugee


One of the more dark chapters of Danish history, the treatment of the German refugees at the end of World War II is very evident at Vestre Cemetery. Here is a total of 5.344 refugees buried out of the 17.209 that died in 1945-49 in Denmark. There's still discussion about the treatment of these almost 200.000 as they were put under guard in camps. Some argue that they were treated well enough, others that the public anger at the Germans due to the occupation of Denmark was the reason why so many died here.