Listen to an interview in which Chris talks about feeling alienated from the larger Danish–Canadian community.
(CMC, Christian Bennedsen Collection)
In Denmark, Chris’s family and friends’ lives grew and changed. Sigvard married his high-school sweetheart, Birgit, and the couple had three children: Ole, Lone, and Tine. Chris’s sister, Ella, grew up in Chris’s absence and married Johnny Russell–Moller in the late 1960s. They had two children, Nicolas and Maiken.
Birgit and Sigvard Bennetzen, Chris's sister-in-law and brother, Ribe, Denmark, ca 1954.
(CMC, Christian Bennedsen Collection, P35-7.E1-49.001, E2007-00427)