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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 206 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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Malmo, Sweden
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

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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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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
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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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42 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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65 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
22 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This museum designed by Daniel Liebskind captures the chaos and tumult of the German occupation during WWII. The slanting, irregular interior signifies the chaotic times. There is also a wonderful collection of Jewish items hidden and saved by the brave Danes. In order to understand the depth of the commitment by the Danes to save the Jews one must visit... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

A tiny museum dedicated to show how successful Denmark was at returning the Jews back home, but without enough factual information, merely descriptively showing their life before and after. Nothing significant learnt from this trip. Not even the architectural design of the interior was impressive, it actually made some of us feel uneasy and sea-sick like discomfort.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

There are actually 2 parts. The first, on the right, is about the history of the Jewish migration to Denmark. A famous architect designed this piece and frankly I don't see the big deal. the floors were not level. there are 2 good short movie clips that explain the migration, followed by excellent exhibits and stories. there are some fantastic... More

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