Jørgen Kieler

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Jørgen Kieler during the occupation years

Jørgen Kieler (23 August 1919 – 19 February 2017[1]) was a Danish physician. He was known for his participation in resistance activities under the Nazi German occupation of Denmark in the early 1940s during World War II.

Together with his sister, Elsebet Kieler, he published Frit Denmark (Danish: Free Denmark), an illegal newspaper.

As a member of the Holger Danske resistance group, he helped hundreds of Danish Jews to escape to Sweden and avoid extermination.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Modstandsmanden Jørgen Kieler er død" [Resistance member Jørgen Kieler dies]. Berlingske (in Danish). 19 February 2017. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  2. Jørgen Kieler, M.D. and Elsebet Kieler from the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous. Retrieved 17 April 2008.