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Judy Glickman Lauder - Beyond the Shadows and the 75th Anniversary of the Danish Rescue

Judy Glickman Lauder's new book

Aperture is publishing a book with Judy Glickman Lauder this fall entitled Beyond the Shadows: The Holocaust and the Danish Exception. The book is being released this fall on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the remarkable rescue of the Danish Jews during the Nazi occupation in 1943. The publication features Mrs. Lauder’s photographs over a 30-year span documenting concentration camps and portraits of both survivors of the rescue and the brave men and women who risked their own lives to help deliver the Jews in danger East to Sweden.

In a time of unprecedented global struggles with migration and displacement, whether it be from war, poverty, or environmental disaster, this book demonstrates passionately what hate can lead to, and what can be done to stand in its path. Sir Elton John aptly summarizes the project“This is photography and storytelling for our times, about what hate leads to, and how we can stand up to it. Beyond the Shadows is powerful and revealing, and sharply relevant to all of us who believe in the human family.”

The Danish Rescue was quite an extraordinary event and Judy Glickman Lauder is in the right place and right time to help bring this largely unknown story to a larger audience.

In this short video, Judy Glickman Lauder talks about her Holocaust work and her personal journey.  

All proceeds will be donated to humanitarian efforts.  Judy has been working on this project for over 30 years now - a true labor of love and purpose. 

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