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P.J. Refshauge (1869-1942)

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P.J. Refshauge (1869-1942)



Peter Jessen Refshauge was active in the efforts to reunify North Schleswig with Denmark. One of his various roles was as chairman of Fælleslandboforeningen (the “joint farmers’ association”) in North Schleswig. He also served as a provincial councillor from January to May of 1920, the year he also won a seat in the second chamber of the Danish parliament, representing the agrarian party, Venstre. Along with H.P. Hanssen, Refshauge was a crucial driving force in the Reunification movement. Refshauge was not in the crowd but inside Folkehjem in the Royal Reception Hall. Even so, we have included him here to signify the solid political foundation of the meeting held in Aabenraa on 17 November 1918.

You now have two options (note: audio files in Danish only):

  • Footprint Story about “the farmer and politician”: a dramatized interpretation of P.J. Refshauge’s life around this time, and his version of events during the meeting at Folkehjem.
  • Reading of P.J. Refshauge’s account of the events of 17 November 1918 from the Diary notes from personal archives