Melchior, Marcus

   Chief rabbi of Denmark. Under Nazi occupation in World War II, the Danish people made heroic efforts to save their six thousand Jews, who had lived in the country for generations in freedom and equality. In October 1940, the Danish underground secretly transported most of the Jews to safety in Sweden. Melchior, a young Danish rabbi, came to serve them there. After the war, he was chief rabbi and the spokesman for the community until his death, when he was succeeded by his son Bent. MELNIKOFF, Avraham 1892–1960. Israeli sculptor. Melnikoff was born in Russia. He studied art in Chicago before settling in Palestine in 1918. He is best known for his monument to Joseph Trumpeldore and his comrades who were killed in Tel Hai. It consists of a lion roaring on a high plinth and was the first Israeli public monument.

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  • MELCHIOR, MARCUS — (1897–1969), chief rabbi of Denmark. Born in Fredericia of an old Danish family, Melchior received his rabbinical diploma in 1921 from the Hildesheimer Seminary. He served as rabbi in Tarnowice, Poland (1921–23), in Beuthen, Germany (1925–34),… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Marcus Melchior — (1897 – 1969) was acting chief rabbi of Denmark in 1943 at the time of the rescue of the Danish Jews. Marcus Melchior came from a prominent Jewish family in Denmark. After a few years as rabbi in Germany, 1934 he became rabbi for the Jewish… …   Wikipedia

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  • Bent Melchior — is a former chief rabbi of Denmark.Bent Melchior was born in 1929. His father Marcus Melchior was instrumental in the saving of the Danish Jews in 1943 and became chief rabbi of Denmark in 1947. From 1943 to 1945 Bent Melchior was a refugee in… …   Wikipedia

  • Arne Melchior — (born October 22, 1924) son of Marcus Melchior is a retired Danish politician of Jewish descent and supporter of Jewish causes.Melchior was active in the Social Democratic Party but left this party in 1973 to co found the Centre Democrats. He was …   Wikipedia

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