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The Danish Jewish Museum has a museum shop which offers plenty of Danish Jewish history. 
The shop sells goods which, in one way or another, are about Danish Jewish history. It's everything from fine jewellery, tasty tea or exciting books. 
So stop by the museum shop and explore our exciting selection. As always, access to the store is free.
Read along on this page to see the newest items in the museum shop.

The museum oasis

In our small museum oasis you can sit and enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or hot cocoa. We have delicious little chocolates from Summerbird that you can buy. 
Here you can end the day with a quiet break and talk to the staff about your experience of the exhibitions. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are once again giving a taste of Danish Jewish history

We will focus on the story with this "Isidor Aqvavit", which is based on a traditional cumin schnapps with a touch of porce, which is handpicked in Thy not far from Aalborg. It is a tribute to Henius and his importance to Danish industry and food culture. It has been developed in collaboration with Nyborg Distillery. The label was designed by Jakob Glad.

The Danish Jewish Museum is once again adding flavor to history. We have produced a unique aquavit that conveys the story of Isidor Henius, who as a young Jew from poor conditions in Torun (today's Poland, then part of Prussia) immigrated to Denmark in 1838. He actually walked all the way - it took 6 weeks . He got work in Copenhagen in brandy production, and was quick to use new techniques and he built steam distilleries in Grenå (1839), Roskilde (1840), Aarhus (1841) and finally for Peter Wibroe in Aalborg in 1843. In 1845 he became independent and founded together with three companies "Aalborg Privilegerede Sirup- og Spritfabrik".

Henius became very important for Danish industrial history. He is the single person who has had the greatest influence on the transformation of brandy distilling from artisanal small-scale production to large-scale industrial production, not only in Aalborg, but throughout the country. In 1860, he introduced a so-called column distillation apparatus, which could, among other things, remove the foul-tasting and smelly fusel oils from the spirit. Aalborg Taffel Akvavit – better known as Rød Aalborg – became a Danish quality product not just in Denmark, but throughout the world. In 1872 he was director of the largest distillery in Denmark and in 1881 Henius entered into a partnership with the financier CF Tietgen on the formation of De Danske Spritfabrikker. It was a huge success.

You can read more about Isidor Henius in our blog post here

The schnapps goes on sale on our birthday, June 6 

It costs DKK 199.

Offer on our anniversary brew

400 – a jubilee brew is a strong lager that can be drunk in festive layers and goes well with dishes such as chicken, salads, fish and spicy food. It comes in 75 cl. bottles and the contents correspond to four items. One for each century. It is organic as well as kosher.

In 2022, the 400th year of shared Danish Jewish history will be marked. Ever since Christian IV invited Jews to Denmark in 4, Jewish life has existed in Denmark. It should of course be celebrated. The Danish Jewish Museum has therefore made it possible to share in history both through lectures, book publications and exhibitions, but also by putting it on the table in bottle format and getting a taste of history in a jubilee brew.

Together with Ørbæk Brewery, the Danish Jewish Museum has developed a jubilee brew that gives flavor to history and can contribute both to the celebrations in connection with the commemoration and to focus on history. It is not a historical beer, but a beer that conveys history. In addition to malt, water, yeast and hops, both cane sugar and tea have been added, which Jewish trading houses have imported to Denmark.

"Danish Jewish history has been characterized by both light and darkness. It also reflects our choice of design. But there is every reason to mark and celebrate this chapter of Denmark's history together", says director of the Danish Jewish Museum Janus Møller Jensen.

"We are happy to be a supplier for this festive historical event", says production manager Andreas Falkenberg from Ørbæk Bryggeri, who has been behind the development of the beer.

It also reflects a common Danish Jewish beer history. Tuborg, for example, was founded by Philip G. Heyman, who also became the brewery's first director - and was also followed by other talented Jewish businessmen in the director's seat.

Offer price: DKK 20 for a bottle - 3 bottles for DKK 50.

Preliminary price was DKK 50 for a bottle.

MASAGAMA the

Taste the history with our MASAGAMA tea. The Danish Jewish Museum conveys an important part of Danish Jewish history by recreating a modern historical tea based on one of Denmark's oldest tea brands.

In 1760, Moses Melchior founded a trading company on Højbro Plads in Copenhagen. The company was named "Moses & Søn G. Melchior" after an auctioneer put the company name together incorrectly. The owners liked the new name so much that they kept the misspelled name. The trade was mainly with spices, coffee and of course tea. Moses & Søn G. Melchior started producing tea under the name "MASAGAMA". It is the initials of the company name separated by an "A".  

The business went well until World War II, when the company's last owner, Harald Melchior, had to flee to Sweden. After the war there was a decline in tea sales in Denmark and in 2 Moses & Søn G. Melchior had to close and the assets were sold off. 

With respect to the old trading company, our MASAGAMA tea has been created in collaboration with TeSelskabet, Denmark's only tea shop that still mixes tea in-house. The tea is a modern twist on a black tea that you would have drunk at the beginning of the 1900th century. We have mixed black teas with history in mind, but with a view to today's taste buds. It is therefore not necessarily a historical tea, but a tea that gives flavor to history. The result is a rounded but powerful black tea that can be drunk neat or with milk and sugar. At the same time, it helps to enliven and convey an important chapter of the shared Danish Jewish history. Hopefully it is just one of several products that we would like to help bring history to life in new and exciting ways. 

In collaboration with TeSelskabet, we have put together a black tea that could have been sold as MASAGAMA The at the end of the 1800th century. We hope you like it. Enjoy. 

Price: DKK 40 per bag

Chocolate coins

What does a chocolate coin have to do with Danish Jewish history? It is a coin commemorating Christian IV's invitation of Jews to Denmark in 4.

At the beginning of the 1600th century, the mint master Albert Dionis was invited to Glückstadt by Christian 4. Albert Dionis was a Sephardic Jew and became mint master for the king. One of Albert Dionis's coins was a 3 shilling lybsk minted in 1624. 

We have recreated the historical coin as an edible variant.

Price: DKK 40 per bag

Georg Jensen's new Chanukkah stands

We have been lucky enough to get a small batch of Georg Jensen's new Chanukkah stands for our store.

The candlestick is part of the Georg Jensen series "COBRA MENORAH". The elegant stand is made of stainless steel and can be purchased in both a small and large model.

The impressive candlestick was designed by Constantin Wortmann. The modern version of the traditional Menorah has the familiar and curved Cobra silhouette, while the candlestick's eye-catching arms and curved base honor the classic Chanukkah Menorah.

Small internship: DKK 1.750.

Large stage: DKK 2.500 (sold out - but more will be coming home soon)

Poster - Niels Bohr

In 2022, it was 100 years since Niels Bohr received the Nobel Prize in Physics, for "his merits in the study of the structure of atoms and the radiation that emanates from them". The museum marks this with a new poster - a woodcut by the artist, Jens Bohr.

Niels Bohr's mother, Ellen Adler Bohr, came from a wealthy Jewish family, while his father, Christian Bohr, was a Lutheran – Niels Bohr was baptized, but considered himself a free thinker. Nevertheless, he had to flee to Sweden in 1943 – already on 25 September. The flight went from Sydhavnen in Copenhagen to Køge Bay. Here the refugees were transferred to a trawler that brought them to Limhamn south of Malmö. The 100th year has been marked on several occasions, where the focus has naturally been on his role in physics. We also think his Jewish connection deserves to be highlighted in that context.

We have had beautiful posters produced by the artist Jens Bohr. The posters can be bought in the museum shop. They cost DKK 100 (member price: DKK 75)

Price: DKK 100 (Member offer DKK 75)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The flight to Sweden

The story of the teddy bear Mo and its people - When there was war in Denmark

There is a hard story told through the eyes of a soft teddy bear - so the very little ones can join in. The teddy bear Mo, together with his people, must flee in October 1943. The family must leave their one and a half month old daughter in an orphanage in Denmark, as they do not dare to take her with them.

"Flugten til Sverige" is based on the author's family's own story, which was told to her in fragments when she was a child, and which she wants to be told to other children - so that it is never forgotten.

It's a bright story about a dark time when it's good to have a teddy bear.

Written by: Sascha Kempinski / Illustrated by Jeanne Goldschmidt

Target group: 5-10 year olds

Number of pages: 32 - fully illustrated

Published by the publisher Liive/Helle Hammer with an afterword by the Danish Jewish Museum

Price: DKK 149  

The city that whispered

New children's book about October 1943

In The City that Whispered, we meet the girl Anette, who, together with her parents, helps to hide fleeing Jews in their house in Gilleleje. The book is inspired by the events during the dramatic October days in 1943.

The story emphasizes that everyone can find the courage to help others in need and that help can take many different forms, whether you are a child or an adult.

Written by Jennifer Elvgren* / Illustrated by Fabio Santomauro / Translated by Noa Agnete Metz

Number of pages: 30 - fully illustrated

Published by the Danish Jewish Museum

Price: NOK 130 (price for members of the Society for Danish Jewish History: NOK 99)

Stone on stone

On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of Jewish life in Denmark, the Danish Jewish Museum publishes Hanne Foighel's book Stone on stone. My 400-year-old Danish Jewish roots.

With her own family as a guide, Hanne Foighel follows Danish Jewish life for 400 years until 2022. Hanne can trace her family back 11 generations and the first Heckscher from Altona is allowed to settle in Copenhagen in 1727. In the 1800th century, the family is a part of the wealthy Danish Jewish bourgeoisie, which in the early 1900s was rapidly assimilated. At the same time, around 3000 Jews fleeing pogroms and poverty in Eastern Europe settle in Copenhagen. Among them later tax minister Isi Foighel's grandparents, the author's great-grandparents.

Stone on stone is more than just a book about one genus. It is a journey through Danish Jewish history from the 1600th century to the present day. It is an insight into history through personal destinies and stories that make history present and relatable.

Hanne Foighel has written a book based on her own family, as an example of the great story, but told at eye level.

The book can be purchased online on our website or physically in the museum shop at the Danish Jewish Museum. In addition, it will be available in various bookshops. 

Price: DKK 375. For members of the Society for Danish Jewish History, the price is DKK 300. 

My father's escape - Jewish fates in October 1943

by Bent Blüdnikow

Republishing of Bent Blüdnikow's father's account of the fate and about some of the most dramatic days in Denmark's history. With a new foreword and introduction by the Danish Jewish Museum.

On October 7, 1943, Bent Blüdnikow's father, Benjamin, boarded a rowing boat with nine other Jews to take them from occupied Denmark to safety in Sweden. The boat capsized and everyone on board, including a small child, ended up in the cold waters of the Øresund. Seven were saved; three drowned.

With his father's story as a focal point, Bent Blüdnikow tells about the rescue of the Danish Jews in 1943. But we begin further back in time, when poor Jewish immigrants came to Denmark from Eastern Europe at the beginning of the 20th century. The Nazis' intentions in Denmark are still a mystery. What role did German and Danish Nazis, the leadership of the Jewish community and Danish politicians play?

Bent Blüdnikow's poignant account is based on conversations with his parents, their diaries, interviews with survivors from the rowing boat and other Danish Jews. It is the story of a time when people were hunted like animals and Danish helpers showed heroism.

Language: Danish

Jewish Mama's Kitchen

Immerse yourself in the Jewish food universe!

Do you want to learn how to make delicious latkes, beautiful braided bread, gefilte fish or apple strudel? So hurry up and grab a copy of the popular cookbook booklet featuring the museum's volunteers' favorite Jewish recipes. 

Language: Danish and English

Price: 30,-

Stone on stone. My 400-year-old Danish Jewish roots.

by Hanne Foighel

Stone on stone is more than just a book about one family. It is a journey through Danish Jewish history from the 1600th century to the present day. It is an insight into history through personal destinies and stories that make history present and relatable.

Language: Danish

Price:  375,- 

Danish Jewish history in the Second World War era. An anthology.

edited by Sofie Lene Bak, Pia Andersen Høg, Bjarke Følner and Janne Laursen

The anthology brings together a number of eye-opening proposals for new Danish research. The articles describe Jewish life and living conditions in interwar Denmark and during the German occupation. Danish refugee policy, persecution, escape and deportation are important themes in the anthology. 

Language: Danish 

Price: Before 95,- now 45,-

Nothing to talk about. War experiences of Danish Jews 1943-1945

by Sofie Lene Bak with postscript by Bjarke Følner

The museum's major publication on the experiences of Danish Jews during the Second World War. Thousands of Danish Jews fled to Sweden, while the fate of others was the concentration camp Theresienstadt.

Language: Danish and English

Price: before NOK 290 now NOK 149

Home - A special exhibition about the aftermath of war and persecution

by Janne Laursen, Signe Bergman Larsen and Sara Fredfeldt Stadager

HJEM is a catalog of the special exhibition of the same name. In this publication, which comes on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Denmark's liberation, we have rediscovered the objects from the exhibition. The publication retells through beautiful photographs, taken by Tina Agnew, the central elements of the exhibition.

Language: Danish and English

Price:  255,- 

 

Danish Jewish Museum & Daniel Libeskind

edited by Henrik Sten Møller

Read about architect Daniel Libeskind's ideas behind the architecture at the Danish Jewish Museum, where the Jewish concept of Mitzvah plays a special role and see pictures from Christian IV's beautiful Galejhus.

Language: Danish and English

Price: before NOK 75 now NOK 49

In the mirror you see your best friend - and other Jewish proverbs in Yiddish and Danish

selection and translation by Eva Hvidt

What do you say when life is hard for you, when money is scarce and family is quite impossible? Skill, life experience and humor meet each other in this collection of Yiddish proverbs, which have grown out of the everyday indignities and absurdities of Jewish Eastern Europe.

Language: Danish and English

Price: before 125,- now 40,-

An immigration story. Jews in Denmark for 400 years

by Cecilie Felicia Stokholm Banke, Signe Bergman Larsen, Janne Laursen, Martin Schwarz Lausten and Hanne Trautner-Kromann

The rescue of the Danish Jews in October 1943 is world famous. Less well known is the story of the Jewish immigration to Denmark, which started 400 years ago. The Danish state had to accommodate it differently, and the Jewish minority had to accommodate each other. Why did Jews come to Denmark? How did Jews manage here, and what has Jewish immigration meant for Denmark? Here we find a historical experience with integration, assimilation, identity and belonging, which also takes up a lot of our own time.

Language: Danish and English

Price: 185,-