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Some countries as a whole decided to lend a hand to the Jewish communities and other at-risk groups in their boundaries. Some sent out full-scale rescue operations and some took smaller measures, but all saved lives. Below are the countries that went above and beyond to protect their citizens.



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Le Chambon-sur-lignon is in the sotheast part of France, participated in resucing hundered of Jewish childern by providing shelter.


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This is an overview of the city Le Chambon sur lignon where jewish childern were sheltered from the Nazis

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On April 8-9, 1940, Germany invaded Norway. There were approximately 1,700 Jews in Norway at the time of the German invasion. On October 26, 1942, about 850 Jews were arrested in Norway. Only a little more than half, about 900, Norwegian Jews were able to escape to neutral Sweden with the aid of the underground rebels. Many others went to hiding. It was on May 7, 1945 when the German military commander in Norway was ordered to surrender with all his troops.

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The French Underground was the French community working together as one to fight against the Nazi party. There were many ways in which the French helped, such as fighting in close combat against the Nazis and allowing Jews to seek refuge at their homes.

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This is Queen Elizabeth of Belgium during the German occupation of Belgium from 1940 to 1944. She used her German connections and power to help out in the rescuing of hundreds of Jewish children from transportation by the Nazis. After the war she was awarded the title of Righteous by the Nations of the Israeli government. Queen Elisabeth died in Brussels at the age of 89 on November 23, 1965.

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The Danish people responded quickly to the amount of Jews being harmed in Denmark. They organized a nationwide effort to smuggle the Jews by sea to Sweden, who was neutral during World War II.Within a two-week period fishermen helped ferry 7,220 Danish Jews to safety across the narrow body of water separating Denmark from Sweden.