Gratitude accompanied the joy of the liberation and of being home again. Personal gratitude assumed many forms. It was directed towards both Denmark, Sweden, and towards individuals who had helped them to flee.
This silk painting was presented to Rector Frederik Bøgh of Christianshavn's Gymnasium [high school] in 1946 in gratitude for his efforts on behalf of the Danish Jews in October 1943. The painting has been in the possession of the Bøgh family until it was donated to the Danish Jewish Museum.
Fanny Samson made the painting and the quote is from Hans Christian Andersen's poem, I Danmark er jeg født (In Denmark I am born):"God give you a future - as he gave you memories" (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