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World War II Danish Resistance Literature Collection
Bernath Mss 161  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access Restrictions
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: World War II Danish Resistance Literature Collection
    Dates: ca. 1940-1945
    Collection number: Bernath Mss 161
    Collection Size: 1.4 linear feet (4 document boxes and 1 half-sized document box).
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, CA 93106
    Abstract: Pamphlets, flyers, joke books, poetry, song sheet music, and other printed materials (in Danish) produced in resistance to the Nazi occupation of Denmark, as well as a few items from collaborationist groups. Most published by Frit Nordisk Forlag (Free Nordic Publishing). Includes some materials from Swedish authors reprinted in Danish.
    Physical location: Del Norte.
    Languages: Danish, English, German

    Access Restrictions

    None.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item description], World War II Danish Resistance Literature Collection. Bernath Mss 161. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 2004.

    History

    Germany invaded neutral Denmark on April 9, 1940 as part of Operation Weserübung, the plan for attacks on Denmark and Norway. After Denmark's surrender, Germany established a protectorate government. The Danish public became increasingly resistant to the German occupation as time wore on and on Aug. 29, 1943 the Germans dissolved the Danish government and instituted martial law. Denmark was liberated by British forces on May 5, 1945.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Pamphlets, flyers, joke books, poetry, song sheet music, and other printed materials produced in resistance to the Nazi occupation of Denmark, as well as a few items from collaborationist groups. All materials are in Danish unless otherwise noted, although some have German or English titles. Most published by Frit Nordisk Forlag (Free Nordic Publishing). Includes some materials from Swedish authors reprinted in Danish. Arranged alphabetically by title.
    Abbreviations of common publishers:
    • FNF = Frit Nordisk Forlag = Free Nordic Publishing
    • SCF = Skipper Clements Forlag
    • SE = Studenternes Efteretningstjeneste = Students' Intelligence
    • TAF = Trods Alt Forlag

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements--Denmark.
    Denmark--History--German occupation, 1940-1945