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Exhibition and Art Auction

Commemorating October '43 and supporting present-day civil action

Bjørn Nørgaard – La Paix 2015

In 2018 Humanity in Action and Politiken, the Daily newspaper arranged a month-long exhibition commemorating the 75th anniversary of October ’43.

28 artists, including Björn Nørgaard and Peter Brandes, donated art pieces. Their work reflected on the  Danish aid to Jews in Denmark seeking safety in October 1943.

The art auction made it possible for us to establish an October ’43 Travel Grant for extraordinary young people working on human rights. 

For the next 10 years, the October ’43 Travel Grant will call upon us to “combine the message of the past with the challenges of current human rights and minority issues” says Anders Jerichow, chair of Humanity in Action Denmark.

Eli Benveniste – Vakuum 2010


travel grant

This travel grant was made possible by the generous contributions from the following artists:

Bjørn Nørgaard
Eli Benveniste
Camilla Blachmann
Henrik Bloch
Peter Brandes
Christian Bundegaard
Jens Galschiøts
Jørgen Haugen Sørensen
Henriette Hellstern
Mie Hørlyck Mogensen
Jeff Ibbo
Bob Katzenelson
Mogens Kischinovsky
Ida Cecilie Kvetny
John Kørner
Johanne Rude
Svend Okkels
Carl-Henning Pedersen/Sidsel Ramson
Cathrine Raben-Davidsen
Arne Ranslet
Monica Ritterband
Pia Schutzmann
Hanna Spliid
Tal R
Hans Tyrrestrup
Helene Vestergaard
Annette Wier
Susanne Aamund.

Art works donated to Humanity in Action Denmark's October '43 Travel Grant