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The dead

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.

Drowned on the way to Sweden
Drowned on the way to Sweden
Walter Löbl was born in Czechoslovakia and came to Denmark as an agricultural trainee. He drowned while fleeing to Sweden, 25 years old, and is buried in the cemetery in Höganäs in Sweden (Photo: Ole Akhøj / The Danish Jewish Museum).
The only survivors of the family in Latvia
The only survivors of the family in Latvia

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).

Nearly home
Nearly home
Hirsch Leib Zneider managed to return home, but died in an exchange of fire between the Danish Brigade and the German forces on May 6, 1945.

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...

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Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
Monday closed

Winter (September - May):
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Saturday and Sunday: 12 noon - 5 pm
Monday closed