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Erik Scavenius

SurnameScavenius
Given NameErik
Born13 Jul 1877
Died29 Nov 1962
CountryDenmark
CategoryGovernment
GenderMale

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ww2dbaseErik Julius Christian Scavenius was among the Danish leaders who believed cooperation with the German occupation was the only solution to avoid worse fate for Denmark. An elitist, he believed that those who resisted German rule were acting upon their own personal ambitions instead of on behalf of Denmark. On 29 Aug 1943, he lost his real powers after Germany dissolved the Danish government.

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Erik Scavenius Timeline

13 Jul 1877 Erik Scavenius was born.
30 Aug 1943 Danish Prime Minister Erik Scavenius refused to work for the German occupation.
29 Nov 1962 Erik Scavenius passed away.

Photographs

Prime Minister of Denmark Erik Scavenius and German Plenipotentiary Werner Best, Denmark, circa 1942-1943




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Prime Minister of Denmark Erik Scavenius and German Plenipotentiary Werner Best, Denmark, circa 1942-1943




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