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Danish Jewish Museum (Dansk Jodisk Museum)

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Address: Proviantpassagen 6 | Royal Boat House at the Royal Library Garden, Copenhagen DK-1218, Denmark
Phone Number: 45-3311-2218
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

The Danish Jewish Museum documents the lives of Danish Jews over time. The...

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.

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Small but intriguing

This museum is in no means big, but it certainly doesn't fail in telling the story of Danish Jews. The building itself is also fascinating. Definitely worth a visit. Good for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What's not to like? Denmark is the shining light in the story of European Jews during the Holocaust. Here's hoping we can all show the team spirit the Danes showed for their Jewish countrymen when the Nazis threatened. Three cheers for Sweden as well for their part in the rescue of the Danes. Good info and artifacts on Jewish life... More 

Thank Loves_to_see_it_all
Joisey - the Corruption State
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93 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Denmark (and Netherlands too, to be fair) are notable for helping their Jews escape from the Nazi holocaust. {Others were a bit more bit more complicit with the extermination.} This museum explains the background and reasons why and how Denmark helped their people. It's an amazing story. The layout is confusing until one understands why the rooms are shaped the... More 

Thank Marriott_Devotee
Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

This museum is in no means big, but it certainly doesn't fail in telling the story of Danish Jews. The building itself is also fascinating. Definitely worth a visit. Good for a late afternoon visit during winter hours as it is open until 5pm.

Thank AllyJaneJ
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Tucked behind and within the Royal boat house, this is a significant collection and story-telling about the unique history of the Jews in Denmark. Many dozens of local artifacts from the Danish Jewish community are beautifully exhibited. In about an hour, you can see and read everything. The interior remodeling by Daniel Libeskind is unexpected.

Thank zabeanerchicago
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I watched the movies and studied photos in this intim official building, I felt great emapti with the people and their stories. I bought a book: Ven der mazel kummt, shtel im a shtul.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Admittedly, after travel to Poland and knowing much about the Nazi 'objectives' there for the Jews, and for society...I was reluctant to ask folks what the Nazi's did in Denmark...hoping not to hear of another comprehensive savagery of peoples and reorganization of culture & society. The answers were here. The architecture was remarkable, the exhibits were effective and meaningful. There... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

After visiting the Berlin Jewish Museum some months ago, it was a wonderful feeling to see this small museum that shows how almost the entire Jewish community of one country was rescued from the Nazis and taken to Sweden, with help of many ordinary Danish people. There was also a special exhibition on the so-called White Busses rescue operation: thousands... More 

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Southern California
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

I was very touched by this museum. It's not high-tech, but it's real. It tells a story which must not ever be forgotten. The pain of those who suffered as Jews during WWII is palpable when you enter the walls of this museum. It's not easy, but it's very important - lest we ever allow these sorts of atrocities to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

We visited the permanent and visiting exhibition. The permanent exhibition was interesting but the facility itself, with slanted walls and floors, made it a little difficult to concentrate. For the size of the community it is interesting to see what they have collected. The history from this part of the museum is really important to understand the other part of... More 

Thank Leslie B
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited this museum on a recent trip to Copenhagen. The museum is extremely well-done and focuses on the history of Jews in Denmark, a very unique history because of the "rescue" of the Danish Jews in 1943. The displays are readily accessible for people who have little background on Judaism and well-presented. The space is also... More 

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