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At eight PM on Friday, May 4, 1945, BBC London announced that the German troops in Denmark had capitulated. The occupation was over, and the close to 8,000 Danish Jews who had spent up to 20 months in Sweden could finally return home. Also returning were the Danish Jews who in April, 1945, had been rescued from Theresienstadt concentration camp by the White Buses which drove straight through Germany and Denmark to Sweden.

There was great joy over the liberation. Now it was time to return home and resume everyday routines and family life in Denmark.

The liberation
The liberation
The news of the liberation turned on the lights in Denmark. Away with the curfew and the blackout curtains, now was the time for celebration and joy (Photo: The Museum of Danish Resistance).

This victory sign was carved at a scout camp in the Swedish town Gränna in 1944. 17-year old Klaus Singer, who carved it, had no doubt about the coming Allied victory (Photo: Ole Akhøj / The Danish Jewish Museum).

Denmark free again - May 5, 1945
Denmark free again - May 5, 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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