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Denmark Aftermath WW2 In the aftermath of The First World War Denmark had fallen into political unrest They began to see little hope in the future but none of which was closeIN 1912 the Crown was inherited by King Christian X of Denmark The myth of King Christian X of Denmark and his yellow star embodies both his courage in resisting German occupation during the Holocaust and the universal message of hope his story lends to all who choose to accept it The combination of physical and psychological manifestations of his courage make Christian X a true peace hero while the collective efforts made by his followers show that he like any true hero did not work alone he represents the thousands who worked together for a common humanitarian goal Born at Charlotte Lund Castle near Copenhagen on September 26 1870 Christian was the eldest son of Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark and of Louise Princess of Sweden and Norway In 1912 he inherited the throne to a country with very little precedent for militarism before world War I Denmark had established pacts with twelve nations to avoid war and settle all disputes through boards of arbitrations As King Christian maintained his countrys commitment to peace through the most morally devastating event in European history the Holocaust The myth regarding Christian Xs protest for the rights of Danish Jews although untrue summarizes the predominant Danish viewpoint in favor of peace In 1940 Nazi Germany tried to incorporate Denmark into the Reich potentially spelling doom for approximately 7000 Jews living in Copenhagen According to popular myth during the attempted persecution of the Jews living in Denmark Christian X although not Jewish wore a yellow star of the kind that Jews were required to wear for identification by the Nazi government Thousand of Danes followed suit in a demonstration that culminated when 50000 Danes wearing Jewish stars marched in the streets in protest
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