Denmark -The heroic actions of Danish people during the autumn of 1943 saved nearly all of Denmark's Jews from concentration camps. Germans occupied the country in 1940, the Danish government resisted Nazi pressure to hand over its Jews. In 1943, the Danes intensified resistance, prompting a harsh Nazi reaction. the Germans began to arrest and deport Danish Jews. Danes alerted and hid the Jews, helping them to the coast and organizing secret passage across the sea to Sweden (pictured).