Danish Jewish Museum


The Danish Jewish Museum is a state-recognized and independent institution, inaugurated in 2004. The museums area of responsibility is Danish Jewish cultural history in Denmark, mainly in the period after the year 1622 – when Jews were invited to settle in Denmark by king Christian 4. – until the present. The past and the present meet in the architecture of the museum with the interaction of red brick walls dating back to king Christian 4. and the modern architecture of Daniel Libeskind, which symbolizes the flight and rescue of the Danish Jews in October 1943.The prime purpose of the museum is to further the knowledge of Danish Jewish cultural history og cultural heritage in a way that is current and relevant. This is done through unique architecture, exhibitions, research, mediation, education, activities and events.