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The first returnees

The first refugees to return home were soldiers from the Danish Brigade. Many Jewish refugees had joined the brigade as volunteers. The brigade had been formed in Sweden in 1943 and comprised close to 5,000 young men. The plan was that the brigade should assist in the liberation of Denmark.

The brigade landed in Elsinore on May 5, 1945. In the one single episode of fighting, three young men were killed, but that was all.

The Brigade
The Brigade
The liberation is celebrated in Tivoli by the soldiers in the Danish Brigade (Photo: The Danish Jewish Museum).
Medal presented to Herbert Pundik for his service in the Danish Brigade (Photo: Ole Akhøj/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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