Hour of Need: The Dar­ing Escape of the Dan­ish Jews dur­ing World War II: A Graph­ic Novel

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September 1, 2021

When the Nazis move to round up young Mette and her fel­low Dan­ish Jews in a sur­prise raid in 1943 after years of let­ting Den­mark rule its peo­ple, her father must make life and death deci­sions to save his fam­i­ly. Overnight, they have become refugees at the mer­cy of the com­plete strangers they meet dur­ing their escape. The myth­i­cal mighty war­rior Hol­ger Danske’s promise to the Dan­ish peo­ple man­i­fests in the com­pas­sion and brav­ery of a school teacher turned resis­tance leader and oth­er ordi­nary cit­i­zens who brave­ly defy the Nazi regime to come to her res­cue in her hour of need.

Told from the point of view of Mette return­ing to Den­mark years lat­er with her grand­chil­dren, Hour of Need tells the sto­ry of how the peo­ple of an occu­pied nation — from king to fish­er­man — risked their lives to evac­u­ate their Jew­ish coun­try­men to Swe­den in small fish­ing boats. Hour of Need is a trib­ute to the heroes that saved the Dan­ish Jews and how human­i­ty tri­umphs in the dark­est hours.

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