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Re-visits

Many Danish Jews have kept up personal relationships from the years in Sweden. Locations have been visited later with the family. This is also true of Theresienstadt, where a museum about the town's past as a concentration camp was established after the fall of the wall in 1989.

Re-visiting is a confrontation with experiences and memories. Not everyone wishes to re-visit the past.

First contact in Sweden
First contact in Sweden

The Melchior family spent their first night in Sweden with the Persson family.

Here the Melchiors re-visit the Swedish family on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of their arrival in Sweden. The two families have been in contact for all these years (The Danish Jewish Museum).

A chat with a foster mother
A chat with a foster mother
Allan Falk has a chat with his foster mother Elisabeth Worsøe Christophersen, with whom he was a hidden child from January 1944 to the summer of 1945. Allan has maintained his contact with his foster family ever since (The Danish Jewish Museum).
Sharing with the children
Sharing with the children
After the war Paula Melnik showed her daughter Hanne the places in Sweden where she had stayed during her exile. Hanne had been a hidden child at a children's home in Denmark. Hanne is in front, and Paula is second from the right (The Danish Jewish Museum).
Museum visit
Museum visit
A picture from the museum in Theresienstadt, which Ralph Oppenheim visited in 1999. He was interned in Theresienstadt 1943-45 (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...

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