107 persons lost their lives as a result of the roundup of the Jews in Denmark. 23 drowned on the way to Sweden. 16 committed suicide. 51 of the deported died in Theresienstadt, as well as 2 infants born in the camp. There are also other deaths related to the roundup of the Jews in October, 1943.
The return home also was a return to the growing information about what had happened to family and friends. Also those who had lived in the other Nazi occupied countries of Europe and had died in the extermination camps.
Ester Brachmann is Metha Simson's sister from Latvia. Ester was the only one of Metha and her husband Hirsch Simson's many Latvian relatives who survived the Holocaust. This photograph of Ester has had a special significance for the Simson family in Denmark after World War II (The Danish Jewish Museum).
From October 1st 2015 to December 31st 2016 HOME is only available for pre-booked guided tours. Book now: info@. jewmus.dk
You can acces the HOME exhibition directly from the Library Garden. It is wheelchair accessible and inside is a cloakroom.
- 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...
September - May:
Tuesday-Friday: 1 pm - 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12 noon - 5 pm