Moved by a deep sense of justice, Mogens Høirup, a Danish history teacher with two young daughters, a loving wife and a newly acquired, private boarding school, becomes the leader of a local resistance movement against the German occupation of his Danish homeland. Before long, he is captured by the Gestapo and sent to the infamous Neungamme Concentration Camp. Frightened, and with shaken resolve, he survived the horrors of imprisonment and returned home in 1945 with lessons for his students--and the world.
Through original communications and family photos never before seen, this extraordinary story of an ordinary man, written by Høirup's daughter and son-in-law, provides rare insight into a quiet hero of the Danish Resistance. Gripping and tender, his words are as meaningful today as they were more than half a century ago.