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World War II Danish Resistance Literature Collection
Bernath Mss 161  
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Pamphlets, flyers, joke books, poetry, song sheet music, and other printed materials (in Danish) produced in resistance to the Nazi occupation of Denmark, as well as a few items from collaborationist groups. Most published by Frit Nordisk Forlag (Free Nordic Publishing). Includes some materials from Swedish authors reprinted in Danish.
Germany invaded neutral Denmark on April 9, 1940 as part of Operation Weserübung, the plan for attacks on Denmark and Norway. After Denmark's surrender, Germany established a protectorate government. The Danish public became increasingly resistant to the German occupation as time wore on and on Aug. 29, 1943 the Germans dissolved the Danish government and instituted martial law. Denmark was liberated by British forces on May 5, 1945.
1.4 linear feet (4 document boxes and 1 half-sized document box).
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.