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“Beautiful, tiny museum” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Danish Jewish Museum (Dansk Jodisk Museum)

Danish Jewish Museum (Dansk Jodisk Museum)
Proviantpassagen 6 | Royal Boat House at the Royal Library Garden, Copenhagen DK-1218, Denmark
45-3311-2218
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Ranked #55 of 190 Attractions in Copenhagen
Type: Architectural Buildings, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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 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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“Beautiful, tiny museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

As the architect of this museum says in a video that is played inside, the Jewish story in Denmark is one of the few really happy ones, especially for WWII. I loved the setting and design of the museum, although its exhibits try to cover too much. They would do better to focus more. It persuaded me to learn more about the escape of the entire community from the Nazis, and I bought a good book in their store that gave me the detail. They have wonderful videos of survivors as well.

Visited July 2013
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Florida, USA
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“Nice little museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

It is a small museum with some great objects. I was hoping for a larger museum though. The museum has an interesting interior design/ layout.

Visited July 2013
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Swannanoa, North Carolina
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“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

There are so many things to see in Copenhagen but the Jewish Museum is well worth the time and effort. The story of the Danish Jews, the Danes and the Germans who protected the Jews and help most of them escape to Sweden during WWll was effectively told. The design of the small museum by Daniel Libeskind gives you the feeling of walking through the rickety history of the Danish Jews.

Visited May 2013
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Long Island, NY
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“More of a monument to Liebeskind than to Denmark's Jews”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

As much as I hate to give this attraction a review of "average" it really does not deserve more. It is physically quite small, very light on artifacts, and not user-friendly. As others have said, the most informative part of the museum is the first film about the history of Denmark's Jews and the story of how Denmark's King Christian X and many citizens worked to protect their Jewish population. The second film is a rather self-serving about Liebeskind by Liebeskind, not really relevant.

Although in a lovely setting, the museum is extremely hard to find with literally no signage from the main roads.

Admission is included with the Copenhagen Card.

Visited June 2013
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Hamburg, Germany
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“Disappointing – lacking information”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We were very interested to experience this museum’s architecture – and that, unfortunately, was by far the highlight. The two introductory films were interesting and informative; however, the rest of the exhibits were a let-down. The information given was hardly an expansion on the films. And, the information was extremely difficult to read. (The little panels of text were written in very small print and were often displayed on the side of a display case. The angle was too awkward to read.) The display cases themselves were too low – if you’re four feet tall, they’re probably about right. We walked out of there disappointed and with a lot of unanswered questions.

Visited May 2013
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