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Where is home?

The question of belonging became involuntarily relevant for many. A wave of resignations occurred at the Jewish Community in Denmark. Not everyone could, or wanted, to return to the countries they came from. Jews in Denmark also looked to new countries - especially the United States or Israel. Families attempted to gather together, but for many home was never the same again.

An end of flight
An end of flight

Samuel Posner had fled with his wife and children from Germany in 1938. The family's goal was the United States, but they got no further than Copenhagen. After exile in Sweden and returning to Denmark in 1945, the family did not want to flee anymore. Denmark became their home. Samuel Posner obtained Danish citizenship in 1953 (The Danish Jewish Museum).

The fight for a new country
The fight for a new country

Young Danish Jews volunteered in the Israeli war of independence 1948-49. Joining in these efforts signified a way to end the powerlessness they had experienced in the Nazi persecution of the Jews. On the photo you see Louis Feinberg, Leo Israel, Daniel Ruben and Per Rindom in Israel (The Danish Jewish Museum).

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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