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Jenny Kammersgaard was born on 1918 in Denmark, is a swimmer. Discover Jenny Kammersgaard's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 105 years old?

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She continued long distance swimming and in both 1950 and 1951 she crossed the English Channel. Later she tried breaking records in icy water swimming and swam 400 m in 12 minutes and 54 seconds in 1976.


In August 1947 Jenny Kammersgaard together with her boyfriend helped Baltic refugees in Denmark getting to Sweden. After Balticum had been occupied by Soviet Union they were afraid of being extradited and felt more safe in Sweden. From here it was possible to get out of Europe. She and her boy friend did this illegally (and for a pay) and were both sentenced to 40 days of prison.


During summer 1944 she several times secretly swam across the Øresund strait between Denmark and Sweden. She was questioned by Gestapo who suspected her of being a courier for the Danish resistance based in Sweden. They issued an arrest order for her which made her flee (by boat) to the Swedish island of Hven in Øresund. She was here from August 15, 1944 till the end of the war May 1945.


In June 1940, (after Denmark had been occupied by Germany) Jenny Kammersgaard went to Berlin to start an education at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität as a sports instructor. May 1942 she returned to Denmark. August 28–29, 1943 she broke the European record in fresh water swimming by swimming 75 km in Gudenåen the biggest Danish river.


She was invited to Berlin as guest of reichsportsführer Hans von Tschammer und Osten and greeted by people in the streets of Berlin. Between 27 and 29 July 1938 she swam the 52 km from Gedser in Denmark to the German coast city Warnemünde. It took 40 hours and 30 minutes. Again she received congratulations from Hitler and was praised in the Nazi paper Völkischer Beobachter. Again she was invited to Berlin and met by a big crowd. Next year she repeated the performance by swimming the same route in the opposite direction.


After her crossing of Kattegat in 1937 she was celebrated in Denmark and songs were written in her honor. While in Copenhagen she received a telegram of congratulation from the German chancellor Adolf Hitler which stated: ”Please accept my warm congratulations for your unique sports performance.” This was the beginning of a charm offensive from the Nazi regime, which saw Jenny Kammersgaard and her merits as an example of the perfection of the aryan race.


Jenny Marie Ingeborg Kammersgaard (1918-1997) was a Danish female professional long-distance swimmer who rose to fame in the 1930s. Here she swam across inner Danish waters and from Denmark to Germany. Because of her results she was invited by Adolf Hitler to Germany. She was used in the Nazi propaganda as an example of the "aryan" ideal person. After the war she helped refugees getting out of Europe through Sweden. From 1950 she returned to swimming.

Jenny Kammersgaard was born in 1918 and grew up in the Jutland town of Horsens a daughter of blacksmith Jens Peter Hansen Kammersgaard and Hedvig Kristine Jensen. She started swimming at age 15 and, in 1934, became a member of the local swimming club. She was not a good competition swimmer but excelled in endurance swimming, which had become popular after World War I.