Returning home

Returning home

99 per cent of Danish Jews survived the Holocaust, and that story is worldfamous.

However, the consequences that the round-up of the Danish Jews in October 1943 had after the war are far less well-known.

The Danish Jewish Museum intends to rectify this with the special exhibition called HOME.

When Denmark was occupied by the Germans on 9 April 1940, the Danish government chose to cooperate with the German occupation.

In August 1943, however, the Danish government ceased the cooperation,

Returning home and thus the special protection of Danish Jews also came to an end.

On the night of 2 October 1943, the Nazis began a round-up of the Jews.

7,742 Danish Jews managed to flee to Sweden while 472 were deported to Theresienstadt concentration camp.

The exhibition HOME focuses on the lives of the Danish Jews after their return home

following the liberation of Denmark on 4 May 1945.

The experiences of the home-coming were varied: Returning home

some had lost everything; others returned to an intact home.

The return also marked a reunion for families that had been split, Returning home

and families whose children had been hidden in Denmark.

Returning home meant learning of the Nazi extermination camps and dealing with traumatic experiences.

Even though others had suffered much more, Returning home

it did not mean that life after the war was without great challenges for many Danish Jews.

Could things ever be the way they had been before?

For more information: ฮานอยพัฒนา

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