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Publications of The Danish Jewish Museum

The Danish Jewish Museum has published several books about Danish Jewish history and culture.


A Story of Immigration. Four Hundred Years of Jews in Denmark by Cecilie Felicia Stokholm Banke, Signe Bergman Larsen, Janne Laursen, Martin Schwarz Lausten, Hanne Trautner-Kromann
The rescue of the Danish Jews in October 1943 is world-renowned. Less well known is the story of Jewish immigration to Denmark, which began 400 years ago. The Danish state had to make space for the Other, which Jews also had to do within the Jewish minority. Why did Jews come to Denmark? How well did Jews succeed here, and what has Jewish immigration meant for Denmark? We find here a historical experience of integration, assimilation, identity and affiliation, themes which continue to be important today. Read this book and learn about Denmark and the life of Jews in Denmark through four centuries.
Just published 185 DKK


Nothing to speak of. Wartime experiences of the Danish Jews 1943-1945 by Sofie Lene Bak, afterword by Bjarke Følner
This publication uncovers the human consequences of the world famous rescue of the Danish Jews from Nazi persecution during World War II.  Author Sofie Lene Bak traces the price of survival and long term effects of the war based on her untiring research and interviews with survivors and their families. 279 pages , RICHLY ILLUSTRATED, 52 $
The book is also available for online purchase from: Museum Tusculanum Press, www.mtp.dk, The University of Chicago Press, www.press.uchicago.edu and Amazon, www.amazon.com

The Danish Jewish Museum & Daniel Libeskind. Edited by Henrik Sten Møller
49 DKK
Read about the architect Daniel Libeskind's ideas behind the spectacular interior of the Danish Jewish Museum where the Jewish word Mitzvah is playing a significant role.

More about the themes from Space and spaciousness
Five booklets offer in-depth information about the five parts of the exhibition:
Arrivals – about Jewish immigration to Denmark through the ages
Standpoints – about the many Jewish cultures
Traditions – about old traditions and ways to continuate them.
Promised lands – about being Danish, Jewish patriotism and the urge to travel on.
Mitzvah – about October 1943.
Each booklet: 5 DKK
Set of five: 15 DKK

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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