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The Red Umbrella: Danish Resistance & Johna’s Escape from Nazi Occupation
The Red Umbrella: Danish Resistance & Johna’s Escape from Nazi Occupation (Paperback)
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Over 99% of the Danish Jews were rescued in WWII by the Danish people. The Red Umbrella is a young girl’s memoir of life during WWII Nazi occupation of Copenhagen, Denmark during 1943-1945.
Little Johna Christensen lived with a Jewish Mother’s family, a Danish Father’s family, a birth defect and a Nazi Occupation. It is an astounding story of a complex life including religion, politics, crime, brothels, war, affairs, rescue, redemption and ultimate joy. Women and men of courage and character are forced to be both heroes and villains. It is very different from any other Holocaust story.
About the Author
Johna Christensen was born in 1937 in Copenhagen, Denmark and came to America with her parents after World War II in 1948. She became a legal Guardian to younger brother and sister, after her parents passed away in 1964-65. She had 3 children and finally settled in Oak Harbor, Washington in 1968, and was very active in the Community and Holocaust education. She was successful in documenting her childhood experiences, just prior to her passing, unexpectedly, in December, 2002.