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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 #51 of 207 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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Stourbridge
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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45 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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Dallas, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

First, the museum is located in the Royal Library. The story of the Danish Jews is central not ancillary to the Danish experience. Second, the story of the rescue of the Danish Jews during World War II is remarkable and an extraordinary tribute to the Danish people. Third, the interior of the building itself is quite striking.

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New Jersey
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This museum has two parts - one about Europe's continued antisemitism, and the other about the incredible goodness of Denmark in saving its Jews during the time when European antisemitism became horrible (versus when it is not horrible?). The museum interior was designed by Daniel Libeskind, the same architect of Ground Zero in New York City, including the memorial, the... More

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