Timeline

 
           
Just founded, the organization prepares its first major event, a dinner in honor of Danish Prime Minister Jens Otto Krag. 
    1963 photo
Dr. Karl Henrik Koster and Richard Netter
photo
Bengt Petri, Borge,
Prime Minister Krag
       
           
photo photo 1969     Beth Israel Medical Center honors Dr. Karl Henrik Koster for his role in the valiant rescue of Danish Jews. Thanks To Scandinavia subsequently establishes a scholarship exchange between Beth Israel and Bispebjerg Hospitalin Copenhagen, where Dr. Koster worked.
           
Chief Judge William M. Campbell with early supporters of TTS       photo
           
Thanks To Scandinavia’s Victor Borge performs A Night to Remember at Lincoln Center in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the rescue of Danish Jews.     1973  
           
  1983     Thanks To Scandinavia reaches a $1 million endowment for “thank you” scholarships to Scandinavians.
           
photo       TTS begins the exchange of medical professionals between Denmark and the U.S.
           
  1989     Thanks To Scandinavia co-sponsors a conference on Rescue of Jews in Scandinavia at the University of Minnesota.
           
photo       Shimon Peres inaugurates the TTS Holst Scholarships at Hebrew University
           
The first TTS reunion at the U.S. Embassy in Helsinki, Finland       photo
           
Thanks To Scandinavia completes the publication of a series of books about the rescue of Jews in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden.     1993  
           
  2000     Thanks To Scandinavia becomes an institute of AJC and hosts its first alumni reunions in Scandinavian capitals. At the end of the year, Victor Borge dies at age 91, leaving a tremednous legacy of music, humor and dedication behind.
           
photo       Richard Netter and Victor Borge with TTS scholarship recipients at a reception in New York City, 2000.
           
  2002     Thanks To Scandinavia introduces a scholarship in recognition of the rescue of Bulgarian Jews during the war and the friendship that Bulgaria has shown to the United States and Israel in the past decade.
           
Having awarded over 3000 scholarships, TTS continues strong — building friendships and celebrating the enduring lessons of a hopeful moment in history.     Today  
         

Feature

TTS’s trip to Israel for Scandinavian Political and Opinion Leaders – Day 4

April 10th, 2014 Day 4 of the mission highlighted the complexity of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The group travelled to Ramallah to meet with a Palestinian business leader and later with members of the Palestinian peace process negotiating team. We then returned to Jerusalem to hold discussions with two Members of the Knesset (Parliament); one from the coalition and one […]

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