Therkel Straede is a professor of contemporary history at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense and one of the world’s leading experts on the October 1943 rescue (and deportation) of the Jews from Denmark. His newest book, about the rescuers of WWII, will be published in 2023 on the 80th anniversary of the German assault on Denmark’s Jews. Professor Straede is currently working with the Museum of Jewish Heritage to create an exhibition on the families and children saved by the Danish government. He also operates a website on the Danish deportees of the Theresienstadt ghetto: Straede received a Congressional Citation of Honor from the United States House of Representatives for his achievements in Holocaust research and education.