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Danish Jewish Museum (Dansk Jodisk Museum)

Proviantpassagen 6 | Royal Boat House at the Royal Library Garden, Copenhagen DK-1218, Denmark (Indre By)
45-3311-2218
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As featured in 3 days in Copenhagen
Ranked #53 of 209 Attractions in Copenhagen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Architectural Buildings, Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Danish Jewish Museum documents the lives of Danish Jews over time. The building, designed by noted architect Daniel Liebeskind, houses more than... more » Owner description: The Danish Jewish Museum documents the lives of Danish Jews over time. The building, designed by noted architect Daniel Liebeskind, houses more than 5,000 photos and objects related to history, heritage and observance. Winter hours are Tuesday to Friday, 1 to 4 p.m., weekends noon to 5 p.m. Summer hours are Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. « less
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

In rooms donated by the monarch to the Jewish Community of Denmark, this small but wonderful museum is definitely worth the trip. The interior was redesigned by Daniel Liebeskind which enhances the exhibits, films and shops. The collections are beautifully displayed and described.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

interesting museum to explain the history of Judaism in Denmark. great information about WWII period and afterwards. architecture is great.

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Stourbridge
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The museum itself is beautifully designed and laid out- the layout spells the Hebrew word Mitzvah, which can means“good deed”. The word Mitzvah represents the generally positive Jewish experience in Denmark and the special experience of being saved, and is part of the museum’s logo. I felt, however, that the museum was more form than substance -- it really felt... More

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Long Island, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

As an immigrant to America, the story of the danish jewish immigrants touched me deeply. Me and my family visited the Danish Jewish Museum and had a great experience with the tour guide, Casper. The guide was passionate and professional and with a huge insight in jewish history. I really liked his perspectives on european jewish nationalism and early zionism... More

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Lawrence, Kansas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I went to this museum, despite the lukewarm reviews. Some points are true: it's small and the 'big deal' seems to be the building and its angles. But, happily, it avoids the inevitable and tiresome focus on holidays and rituals, focusing on the powerful Danish Jewish story. Watch the two short films to begin your visit for a great overview.... More

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Malmo, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Both the museum itself and its temporary exhibition "HOME" (on until Nov. 14), which is found in the main library building, are beautifully designed and laid out. I felt, however, that the museum was more form than substance -- like it was missing something. As people have mentioned below, it is a small space and is short on display material,... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The story of Danish Jews is incredible and fascinating. Thanks to Denmark and Sweden 99% of the Jews were saved from the horrors of the holocaust. Nevertheless, Danish Jews faced horrors of their own. The museum does a great job exhibiting this and their resilience. The museum is designed by world famous architect Daniel Libeskind and has a cool floor... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We could NOT find the place when we set out for it (but that was partially our own fault because we came around the back way). The story here is unique and powerful - the only country that dared resist the mass deportation of their Jews to Germany deserves more credit. The collection is limited, however, and makes it a... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I was torn on my review for this museum. On one hand, I do find the collection to be somewhat limited. However, I find the story of the Danish Resistance and the heroic actions of its people towards their Jewish population in World War II be a story so worth telling, I must give it full marks. I highly recommend... More

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Herndon, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It was our luck to arrive at this museum around 10 minutes before 2PM, to find that English language presentations are offered every day at this time (2PM). The presentation focused on the Jewish community of Denmark during and immediately following WWII. The talk lasted 45 minutes and it offered insight into the Danish response to the Nazi's Jewish solution.... More

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