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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.

A gift in gratitude
A gift in gratitude

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).

Thanks to Sweden
Thanks to Sweden
Both during and after the war, gratitude was great for Sweden's reception of the Danish Jews in October 1943, as well as other aid. This thank you card was saved by a Danish Jewish family as a fond memory (The Danish Jewish Museum).

Book a tour

From October 1st 2015 to December 31st 2016 HOME is only available for pre-booked guided tours. Book now:

Acces from the Library Garden

You can acces the HOME exhibition directly from the Library Garden. It is wheelchair accessible and inside is a cloakroom.

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...

Openings hours

September - May:
Tuesday-Friday: 1 pm - 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 12 noon - 5 pm
Monday closed