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).
The museum shop´s sortiment of books, booklets, music and design offers you more ways to explore Danish Jewish culture.
- 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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