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Knud Dyby oral history interview OHP.2353
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  • Existence and Location of Copies note
  • Preferred Citation note

  • Title: Knud Dyby oral history interview
    Identifier/Call Number: OHP.2353
    Contributing Institution: Tauber Holocaust Library
    Language of Material: English
    Storage Unit: Tauber Holocaust Library Archives
    Storage Unit: OHT Box #9
    Physical Description: 0.2 Linear feet comprising two videocassettes with a total running time of 3:57 and one transcript of 49 pages
    Date: 1991 June 6
    Abstract: This collection comprises two interviews with Knud Dyby. The first interview comprises one videotape with accompanying transcript and was conducted by the Holocaust Oral History Project on June 6, 1991; the second interview comprises one videotape and was conducted by the Holocaust Oral History Project on January 5, 1996.
    Creator: Dyby, Knud
    Creator: Bendayan, Sandra
    Creator: Grant, John
    Creator: Reinen, Tamar
    Creator: Szakal, Ellen

    Scope and Contents note

    This collection comprises two interviews with Knud Dyby. The first interview comprises one videotape with accompanying transcript and was conducted by Ellen Szakal and Tamar Reiner on behalf of the Holocaust Oral History Project on June 6, 1991; the second interview comprises one videotape and was conducted by Sandra Bendayan on behalf of the Holocaust Oral History Project on January 5, 1996. Knud Dyby was a rescuer, a member of the Danish Resistance, and is recognized by Yad Vashem as one of the Righteous Among the Nations.
    The interview describes Mr. Dyby's childhood in Vorup, Denmark; his military service; and his work as a police officer in Copenhagen. He describes the German invasion of Denmark in 1940 and his work in the resistance movement, including sabotages, espionage, and the production of underground newspapers. He describes his activities as part of a larger movement during the German attempt to deport the Jews of Copenhagen in October 1943; he provided transport to the harbor and arranged safe passage to Sweden for many individuals and families. He describes the dangers he faced as part of the resistance. He describes emigrating to the United States after the war ended, his marriage and family, his work as an importer and as a printer, and his life in America.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    There are no restrictions to access for this collection.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions to use for this collection.

    Existence and Location of Copies note

    Master copies of the oral history interview are located at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, D.C.

    Preferred Citation note

    Knud Dyby oral history interview - OHP.2353, Tauber Holocaust Library - JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco, California

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Denmark -- History -- German occupation, 1940-1945
    Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives
    Police-- Denmark
    Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust.
    United States -- Emigration and immigration
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Jews -- Rescue -- Denmark
    World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Denmark