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The special exhibition HOME is built upon three different circles with each their theme: Welcome home, Return to Everyday Life and Afterlife.
The special exhibition HOME is built upon three different circles with each their theme: Welcome home, Return to Everyday Life and Afterlife.
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The majority return home

Between May 28 and June 10, 1945, 1,200 people a day arrived in Denmark from Sweden. A few traveled home without assistance from the officially organized return transportation.

At the liberation there were 18,500 Danish refugees in Sweden. The planning for transportation home to Denmark succeeded beyond all expectations.

Information on the return home
Information on the return home
The Swedish newspaper advertisements from the Royal Danish Legation provided the refugees with precise information on travel arrangements. The Swedish radio also broadcast information on the travel arrangements for the returning Danish refugees (The Danish Museum).
Return travel documents
Return travel documents
All refugees received a small folder like this one. They were numbered and contained information on the date of departure, time and place of departure, tickets, as well as a receipt for returning Swedish rationing cards (The Danish Jewish Museum).
On the way home
On the way home
On the way home Danish Jewish families on the way home from Sweden. Many dressed in their best clothes in honour of the day. The Grünbaum family, holding bouquets, are reunited with family members who had been in Theresienstadt. They and the Kagan family are waiting for the ferry in Malmö in May 1945 (Photo: The Danish Jewish Museum).
Almost home
Almost home

At the entrance to the Free Harbour in Copenhagen the refugees were welcomed with waving Danish flags. May 31, 1945 (The Danish Jewish Museum).

Home again
Home again
At Østerbrogade 60 in Copenhagen the Salomon family was welcomed home in 1945. The street door had been decorated with beech branches and over the door was a greeting to the returning family.
Home again
Home again
The fishing boat "Elisabeth" and its captain, Ejnar Larsen, return to Dragør from exile in Sweden, May 6, 1945. Ejnar Larsen sailed about 70 Jews to Sweden from Dragør in October 1943 in his fishing boat. He himself fled to Sweden when the Gestapo began to show an interest in his activities. "Elisabeth" still has a berth in Dragør harbour (Photo: Dragør Local Archives).

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

Summer (June-August):
Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm
Monday closed

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