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A Danish Jewish woman wrote down her memories after returning from the concentration camp Theresienstadt (Photo: Ole Akhøj /The Danish Jewish Museum).
A Danish Jewish woman wrote down her memories after returning from the concentration camp Theresienstadt (Photo: Ole Akhøj /The Danish Jewish Museum).
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The Simson family were able to return to their appartment and cap maker workshop in Sankt Peder's Street in 1945. The father had managed to pay several years' rent to the neighbours (The Danish Jewish Museum).
The Simson family were able to return to their appartment and cap maker workshop in Sankt Peder's Street in 1945. The father had managed to pay several years' rent to the neighbours (The Danish Jewish Museum).
Victory, a souvenir brought home from the exile in Sweden (Photo: Ole Akhøj / The Danish Jewish Museum).
Victory, a souvenir brought home from the exile in Sweden (Photo: Ole Akhøj / The Danish Jewish Museum).
In 1993, 15,139 letters from American Jewish children were sent to Queen Margrethe II on the occasion of the 50th anniversery of the rescue of the Danish Jews in October 1943 (The Danish Jewish Museum).
In 1993, 15,139 letters from American Jewish children were sent to Queen Margrethe II on the occasion of the 50th anniversery of the rescue of the Danish Jews in October 1943 (The Danish Jewish Museum).
Helene and Nathan Cipikoff drowned while fleeing to Sweden. The man in the middle of the photo is the son of the drowned couple. All in all twenty-three persons drowned in the Sound on their way to Sweden (The Danish Jewish Museum).
Helene and Nathan Cipikoff drowned while fleeing to Sweden. The man in the middle of the photo is the son of the drowned couple. All in all twenty-three persons drowned in the Sound on their way to Sweden (The Danish Jewish Museum).

HOME - SPECIAL EXHIBITION

Ninety-nine per cent of the Danish Jews survived the Holocaust, and that story is world famous. However, the consequences which the roundup of the Danish Jews in October 1943 had after the war are far less well-known. The Danish Jewish Museum intends now to rectify this with its most ambitious effort since the museum's opening in 2004.

The point of departure for the exhibition is the period following the liberation of Denmark on May 4, 1945, during which the Danish Jews returned home to Denmark. They had had widely varying experiences. The experiences of returning home were likewise varied: some had lost everything, others returned to an intact home. The return was also a reunion for families that had been split by exile and deportation, and families whose children had been hidden in Denmark after October 1943. Returning home meant learning of the Nazi extermination camps, worries about the fate of family and friends and dealing with traumatic experiences and grief.

They gritted their teeth; it was necessary to move on; others had suffered much more. Yet this did not mean that life after the war was without great challenges for many Danish Jews. Could everything be the way it had been before? The special exhibition focuses on the lives of the Danish Jews after their return home and the many long traces left by the war.

The special exhibition HOME has received support from

 

Bevica Fonden

Knud Højgaards Fond

Ole Kirks Fond

Bernard Osher Jewish Philanthropies Foundation

Oticon Fonden

Space and spaciousness

- an exhibition about Jews in Denmark

The exhibition is a broad story of Jewish life in Denmark and focuses on co-exixstence and indentity through 400 years. Read more...

Openings hours

Special opening hours
31. oktober 2013 - 31. maj 2014

Tuesday to Friday: 12 noon - 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
Monday closed