Nathansen, Henri

   Dutch playwright. He was born in Hjorring, Jutland, and trained as a lawyer. In 1909 he became the stage director of Copenhagen's Royal Theatre. Many of his plays deal with Jewish issues. In 1919 he protested against the persecution of Polish Jewry and later he called for the Copenhagen Jewish community to counteract Nazi anti-Semitism. In 1943 he fled to Sweden.

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