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Danish Jewish Museum, Copenhagen

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Danish Jewish Museum preserves the memory of Danish Jews who were saved by the Danes from Nazi persecution in 1943. Discover documents and artifacts including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, films, and books that shed light on significant aspects of Jewish life in Denmark. World-famous architect Daniel Libeskind designed the museum almost like a labyrinth. Walk over its slanted floors and through its fractured passageways and winding corridors, which form the letters for the Hebrew word mitzvah, meaning "good deed." According to Libeskind, the interior provides a contextual frame for the exhibit. Plan your Danish Jewish Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Copenhagen using our Copenhagen tour planner.
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  • Came here to find out about my ancestors. I had visited the museum when it had just opened 13 yrs. ago but had forgotten how walking around is not the easiest. The way the floors are tilting is of cou...  more »
  • Very interesting to see the exhibits and video - to learn more about the history of DK and how they welcomed Jewish immigrants to the country. Certainly made me think how history repeats itself so oft...  more »
  • This museum is tricky to find - it is situated to the left of the Royal Library, but is well worth discovering. It is good to have the Copenhagen card. It was very interesting to watch the film at the...  more »
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  • An intimate museum showcasing the history of the Danish Jews. An interesting insight into the many facets of their culture, how they differ amongst themselves and their experiences in Denmark. The architecture is fascinating. Despite the small size of the museum, it is well worth the entrance fee and you can easily spend a couple of hours there (if you include the summer special exhibit). Staff are very polite and informative.
  • Bonito. Un buen rincón tranquilo
  • A winding jagged interior symbolizing the turbulent history of Jews in Europe.
  • Small but worth a visit. Very well detailed exhibition.
  • It's small - but if you're jewish, you should visit. If you're not, you should visit too. Very interesting - both the exhibition and the architecture (like a baby sister to the jewish museum in Berlin). The surrounding area is priceless.