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Bent "Flammen" Faurschou-Hviid
Birth: Jan. 7, 1921, Denmark
Death: Oct. 18, 1944, Denmark

World War II Resistance Fighter. The son of a hotel owner, his father sent him to Germany to learn hotel management. There he experienced the ugly face of Nazism. On his return to German-occupied Denmark he joined the resistance group "Holger Danske" and soon became a leading member, undertaking sabotages, the organizing of arms, and executions, particularly of informers. He was feared by the Germans who put on his head the highest price ever offered for any resistance fighter. He was known as "Flammen" ("Flame") because of his red hair, and some of his exploits together with his friend nicknamed "Citronen" were dramatized in the film "Flammen & Citronen" ("Flame & Citron") from 2008. The Germans finally caught up with him when he was having dinner with the family that offered him shelter in their home. As the Germans stormed into the house he swallowed the poison capsule that he always carried with him. Those present in the house were arrested and the house blown up. After the war he was posthumously awarded the US Government's Medal of Freedom. (bio by: Erik Skytte) 
 
Burial:
Mindelunden Memorial Park
Copenhagen
Kobenhavns Kommune
Hovedstaden, Denmark
 
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Originally Created by: Erik Skytte
Record added: Oct 20, 2009
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Bent Flammen Faurschou-Hviid
Added by: Erik Skytte
 
Bent Flammen Faurschou-Hviid
Added by: Erik Skytte
 
Bent Flammen Faurschou-Hviid
Added by: Erik Skytte
 
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- sjm
 Added: Jan. 7, 2016

- Erik Skytte
 Added: Jan. 7, 2016
You left us way before your time.... you're bravery is an inspiration to all. RIP xx
- ♥Lisa♥
 Added: Oct. 5, 2015
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