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CIRCLE 2 - RETURN TO EVERYDAY LIFE

On their feet again

The Danish Jews knew little about what awaited them back in the Denmark to which they returned after the liberation. The country had survived the occupation with its production apparatus intact and its public administration still functioning. Help was quickly arranged for the returning Danes who had been deported or in exile.

The Danish state set up acute economic aid for the returnees. In addition, the Danish municipalities had, since October 1943, attempted to protect the belongings and apartments of the Danish Jews. This was not the case everywhere else in Europe. More than 250,000 surviving Jews in the rest of Europe lived in camps for stateless persons who had nowhere to go. They were displaced persons.

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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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
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