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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 #50 of 194 attractions in Copenhagen
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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Exeter
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Beautiful design inside which adds to the thought provoking experience. Lovely, helpful staff too. Highly recommended

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Tunbridge Wells
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The history of Denmark as a country with an open mind, open to immigrants, is well documented here. A fascinating museum which told a life affirming story. We really loved the letters written to Queen Margrethe by American school children about Denmark's measures to protect Danish Jews during World War 2.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Designed by Libeskind this unusual exhibition is a tribute to the Danish people about how they looked after their Jewish neighbours and Citizens during WW II just before the Nazis took over Denmark. Well worth a visit to show how Denmark became the only country to save 99.7% of it's Jewish population from the murderous invaders. You only need about... More

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london
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

the building is stunning but the film at the start spent to much time on the architect and not enough on the occupation by the Germans. that aside the museum is well worth a visit - and it displays very well individual stories of people who fled, where moved into camps, parted from their family or stayed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This museum is placed in an amazing structure designed by Daniel Libeskind. The "magic" behind it for me was that it wasn't huge and overwhelming as these museums tend to be. It has a beautiful display of artifacts and explores the Jewish history in an interesting manner. I was once again astonished to discover the amazing character of the Danish... More

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This museum is unique in terms of its architecture and topic. Innovatively presented, it provides an informative overview about Jewish immigrants in Denmark with a variety of displays, interesting items and interactive displays. Really worth a visit.

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Jerusalem
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

While small the museum is delightful. The display is very interesting and innovative and informative. Great location park in front is beautiful. Nice store as well.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

its is small but It is really a historic visit which comes so well expressed. everyone should visit this musuem.

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Vancouver, B.C.
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Having been to the Jewish Museum in Berlin I really was expecting more.Many have commented on the architecture but it really seemed like a poor imitation of the one in Berlin. It certainly does not pack the same emotional impact. In fact it seemed devoid of impact of the building. The artifacts are somewhat interesting but a story does not... More

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San Diego, California
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Small but interesting museum documenting the Jewish community in Denmark since the 1600s. It is located right behind the gardens of the Christiansborg Palace and takes approximately 30 - 60 minutes. As the only European nation to actively protect its Jewish population during WWII, the museum celebrates the humanity and community of the Danish people. The museum fee is also... More

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