One cannot underestimate the importance of the saving of the Danish Jews to the perception of Denmark's role under the German occupation. With time, the story has attained mythical proportions. However many factors, amongst these German duplicity, contributed to the high degree of success of the rescue operation.

Look deeper into the Mitzvah

Read more about the rescue of the Danish jews during October 1943 in the menu to the right.

Written in the room

The architect Daniel Libeskind was inspired by the Jewish concept of Mitzvah on which he has based his design of the inside of the Museum. The Hebrew word Mitzvah has numerous meanings, two of which are: "the duty to do the right thing" and "a good deed". The Hebrew letters denoting Mitzvah have been interlaced to form the pattern of the corridors within which the guest moves through the exhibition. Thus the public moves within the text, which is a direct reference to and an ethical reminder of the rescue of the Danish Jews in October 1943. Libeskind's architectural design of the museum is in itself a story about Danish Jewry. 


Space and spaciousness

- an exhibition about Jews in Denmark

The exhibition is a broad story of Jewish life in Denmark and focuses on co-exixstence and indentity through 400 years. Read more...

Openings hours

September - May:
Thursday: 12:30 - 18:30 
Friday- Sunday: 12 - 17
Monday - Wensday: closed

June - August
Tuesday - Sunday: 10-17
Monday closed