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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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Ranked #57 of 211 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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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We didn't have time to go into the main Museum so we concentrated on the exhibition alongside it that chronicled the experience of the Danish-Jewish Community prior to the 2nd Great War . It was designed so we could walk around three circular displays with information, pictures and artifacts on the inside walls as well as the outside. The stories... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed this unique little museum. The architexture of the building and the meaning behind it is interesting. Tells a good story of Danish Jewry with things to look at as well. Its pretty small but I think thats just because the Jewish community in Denmark is very small, and quite frankly there's not as much to tell about as... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

As someone of Jewish descent, I am more interested in the subject matter than others may be, and with a better background to understand what I am seeing. This is good because, in my view, the permanent exhibition is poorly presented in some ways. I didn't like the architecture and layout at all (no matter what awards it may have... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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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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6 attraction reviews
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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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