Borge’s grave is at the Putnam Cemetery in Greenwich, and is a copy of the famous danish mermaid statue.
Borge arrived in America in 1940, after escaping from Europe when the nazis occupied Denmark. Borge had been performing often in Europe, making anti-nazi jokes, and luckily was performing in Sweden on the day the nazis occupied Denmark.
The grave in Greenwich has half of Borge’s ashes. The other half is buried in Copenhagen, by the grave of his parents.
This is one of the many copies of Edvard Eriksen’s original mermaid statue placed in Copenhagen harbor in 1913.
These are the copies of this statue that I am aware of:
- Brazil, Brasilia
- China, Senzhen, Window of the World
- Denmark, Copenhagen, Carlsberg Breweries
- Denmark, Copenhagen, Tivoli Gardens
- Japan, Yokohama
- Romania, Pietra Neamt
- South Korea, Seoul
- Spain, Madrid, Parque Europa
- Virgin Islands, St. Thomas, Charlotte Amalie
- USA, California, Glendale
- USA, California, Solvang
- USA, Connecticut, Greenwich
- USA, Iowa, Kimballton
- USA, Michigan, Greenville
- USA, Utah, Salt Lake City, International Peace Gardens
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