'Since 1912, the Danes have celebrated Valdemar Day, and since 1920, it is also a memorial day for the reunification of South Jutland, or North Schleswig
, which had been German,' said Ambassador Holmboe.
1864: Denmark surrendered the duchies of Schleswig, Holstein and Saxe-Lauenburg to Prussia and Austria following defeat in the Second Schleswig War: north Schleswig
was returned to Denmark following a plebiscite in 1918.
Despite annual winters in Berlin, Nolde (born Hansen), a farmer's son, remained deeply rooted in his native soil in North Schleswig
, a region linking the North and Baltic seas.
Despite strong initial opposition from Germany, the required plebiscites in north Schleswig
, southern East Prussia, Upper Silesia were scheduled for March 1921.