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He comes across, in the play as in his memoirs, as a Till Eulenspiegel figure. " Had he left Germany, his family would have been held hostage. At certain expansive moments, having about a third of a pint of Jewish blood in my veins, I like to claim to be a Jew. But only to Gentiles. I haven't yet met a Jew I thought would believe me. (Constructions no. 101) The racial laws were applied in the occupied territories, often with the support of local people. Denmark is a shining exception. Only seventy-seven Danish Jews died in the Holocaust, and the evacuation of the rest is a part of the story of Copenhagen.

And you always went off hiking with your new assistants. You went off with Kramers when he arrived in 1916. BOHR: Yes, when I suppose Christian was still only . . MARGRETHE: One week. Central to Bohr's life and career was his wife, Margrethe, the second character of Copenhagen. Born in 1890, she married Bohr in 1910; they were totally devoted to each other, had six sons together (two of whom died young, one from illness, one from a boating accident), and their marriage lasted until Niels's death in 1962.

He was the youngest of three children: his brother Gerald emigrated to Australia, while his sister Olwyn pursued various careers before becoming a literary agent. When Ted was seven the family moved to Mexborough, a mining town in South Yorkshire, where his parents opened a newsdealer's shop. As a child, Hughes was fascinated by the natural world, and he enjoyed shooting and fishing expeditions with his brother. In 1948 he won a scholarship to read English at Pembroke College, Cambridge, although later he changed his course of studies to archaeology and anthropology.

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