Syng da Danmark, lad hjertet tale: – et projekt om alsang i Danmark, sommeren 1940

Simon Cantor, Andreas Lang Hedegaard & Laura Bisted Jacobsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This projects subject of interest is a phenomenon called “alsang” which was a series of events that took place during the german occupation of Denmark 1940-1941. Our main focus is on the period 1. july – 1. october 1940. The study is conducted on the basis of selected newspaper articles from the chosen period and songs performed during the alsang events. The goal of the project is to clarify what kind of Danish national identity was portrayed by the articles and songs. We us Anthony D. Smiths book, Ethno-symbolism and Nationalism, as our theoritical background. The purpose of the alsang events was to teach the participants to sing the traditional Danish songs but more importantly it was a way to create a sense of community between the Danish people. The project includes a historical introduction to alsang; where it was held, who attended and what happened during these events. Then four significant themes, community, history, nature and hope are analysed and discussed. We conclude that the most important part of the national identity is reviving the historic past in order to empower the Danish people during the German occupation.

UddannelserHistorie, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato13 jan. 2010
VejledereMichael Kjeldsen


  • Alsang
  • national identitet
  • besættelsen
  • Nationalisme