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    Niels Bohr

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    October 7, 1885 – November 18, 1962

    We like Denmark here at JONJ. The country is beautiful, and Copenhagen is a wonderful city. We'd love to return one day!

    But there is more to it than aesthetics; during World War II, the Danes did more than their share to rescue Jews from the Nazis. We can't say that about other countries. We're looking at you, Norway. And Belgium. And Romania. And... Well, the list is long.

    During the War, the Danish resistance movement saved thousands of Jews from the Nazi-occupied country. They were helped by ordinary citizens, who took on great risk in smuggling Jews to neutral Sweden. Among those rescued was famed physicist Niels Bohr: Halachically Jewish, Nobel Prize winner, discoverer of the structure of the atom, amateur soccer goalkeeper, quantum mechanics pioneer, important member of the Manhattan Project... Well, he wouldn't become the latter one if he wasn't rescued.

    So welcome to JONJ, our first Danish Jew! Which is much more than we can say for Norway. And Belgium. And Romania. And...

    Verdict: Jew.

    February 27, 2008

    See Also

    Aage Bohr

    Harald Bohr

    Albert Einstein

    Arne Jacobsen

    Wolfgang Pauli
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