Sunday, October 5, 2014

Mystic :: Encore

Between the four of us, we had something like 200+ pictures from our day at Mystic Seaport. I thought I'd add two more of my favorites.

One of my photographer, Kate. And another picture of the seaport framed in shadow and with Kate having a look out over the water. It was a peaceful day.

One exhibit I wanted to mention was of the Gerda III, which was a Danish workboat during WWII. In 1943 it was used to ferry Jewish refuges from occupied Denmark to neutral Sweden. The refuges were smuggled aboard and hidden in the cargo hold of this small boat. Although it was regularly boarded and inspected by German soldiers, they were never discovered.

The Gerda III rescued approximately 300 Jews taking 10 - 15 people at a time to safety. The boat was part of a spontaneous effort by Danes who rescued roughly 7000 Jews --- nearly the entire Danish Jewish population were saved from the hands of the Germans. Now that is an amazing story!

10 comments:

BeadedTail said...

Beautiful photos of Kate! That is an amazing story of the Gerda III and the rescue of the Danes! With as long as the trip must have taken, it's incredible they were able to rescue so many!

Caron Michelle said...

This has been a fabulous series and great photo's! Enjoyed reading the stories!

Memories for Life said...

What great photos. Kate is such a beauty :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful photos of Kate! I love the stories of innocents people being saved by brave people. :)

Duni said...

What an amazing story!
Such sweet pics of both Anne and Kate :)

Christine Altmiller said...

That is quite a story of human kindness and beauty. That and the pictures of your gorgeous daughter are well worth the encore :-)

Maryanne said...

Beautiful pictures and a great story of how some Europeans really tried to help the Jewish people. I haven't been to Mystic in years. I loved stopping there when we were living in Maine and traveling home to NJ.

Marcela Gmd said...

Nice photos!!!!

Magic Love Crow said...

That is an amazing story! Your daughter is so beautiful! Love the pictures ;o)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wonderful photos. That portrait image of your daughter is great. I lover her expression. And she is such a pretty girl.

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