October '43 seen from Denmark and abroad

THE FILM: ‘The Only Way’ (‘Oktoberdage’) was made with an international audience in mind and describes the escape of thousands of Jews across Øresund in October 1943. The film was an international coproduction wit English dialogue and starring Jane Seymore alongside many famous Danish actors, among them Ebbe Rode, Helle Virkner and Ove Sprogøe. The film is directed by the highly regarded Bent Christensen. The film is screened with Danish subtitles.

DEBATE: After the film, a panel of experts will discuss – with the audience – the way these important historical events have historically been regarded with a national and international perspective, respectively. What are the differences, and why? Panelists: Bent Blüdnikow (historian, journalist and author), Jan Schwartz (Jiddisch professor who worked and lived in the U.S. from 1988 to 2011), Sara Fredfeldt (Education Officer, Danish Jewish Museum). Moderator: Anders Jerichow (journalist and Columnist Editor at Politiken).

TICKETS: Admission: 65 DKR. Book or buy tickets online here (LINK: or book on tel. +45 33 74 34 12.

FREE EXHIBITION: Take the opportunity to experience the likewise World War II-related exhibition inside Cinemateket, ‘Sculpting the Past’. Through video installations, the exhibition highlights what happens when we write history and makes a point of asking: Who gets to define the past? In the midst of all of this lies the power of the moving image: that of film, television, commercials, and propaganda. Free entance. Read more here (LINK:
The event takes place at Cinemateket in Gothersgade 55, Copenhagen. Duration incl. film screening: 130 mins.

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...

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