The Danish Jewish Museum

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Located inside the Danish Royal Library's old Galley house, the Danish Jewish Museum opened in 2004 and, through its thoughtful exhibitions, showcases centuries of Jewish history in Denmark. In true Danish style, the museum itself boasts extraordinary architecture and design elements thanks to its Polish-American designer, Daniel Libeskind. The theme threaded throughout the fabric of the museum is the Hebrew word “mitzvah,” meaning good-deed or duty/obligation. Its inspiration was Denmark's unique role in WWII, when citizens helped Danish Jews escape the Nazis, many via Sweden. For more on the subject, read Number the Stars by Lois Lowry or Countrymen by Bo Lidgaard.

Written by Shoshana Balistierri

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