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The 25th of November 1622 the danish king Christian IV (1588-1648) invited “Jews of the Portuguese Nation” to settle in Denmark. In many ways this became the beginning of 400 years of Jewish history in Denmark. The first congregations arose in the cities of Glückstadt and Altona. From here Fredericia and Copenhagen became the gateway to Denmark. A diverse Jewish life arose across the country from these cities.

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World Jewish Travel Official November 21, 2022

400 Years of Jewish Culture in Copenhagen, Denmark

The 25th of November 1622 the danish king Christian IV (1588-1648) invited “Jews of the Portuguese Nation” to settle in Denmark. In many ways this became the beginning of 400 years of Jewish history in Denmark. The first congregations arose in the cities of Glückstadt and Altona. From here Fredericia and Copenhagen became the gateway to Denmark. A diverse Jewish life arose across the country from these cities. In the 1660s Jewish businessmen moved from Altona to Copenhagen. Over time they established the Jewish Cemetery of Vestre, the Jewish Northern Cemetery, and a synagogue. Later, more synagogues came (see The Great Synagogue), and Jewish life was established from the poor street vendors in the slums to the wealthy trading houses in the high end of the city. In the 1800s the Jews in Denmark became Danish Jews with new laws on freedom of religion. The Jews became an important part of Danish trading industry and cultural life as entrepreneurs, businessmen, artists, writers, scientists, and patrons of the arts. In the 1900s new waves of Jewish immigrants came from Eastern Europe, which added more layers to the Jewish history in Denmark. Central to the story is the escape and rescue of the Danish Jews in October 1943 during the Nazi occupation of Denmark. The Jewish life in Denmark is thriving and is still an integrated part of Danish and Copenhagen history. This story is aptly described in the newly refurbished Jewish Museum.  In the Copenhagen eBook is a map where you can see the history in many traces and imprints around the city. This map guides you to the hotspots which represent the different aspects of Danish Jewish history though 400 years. It’s a central but often overlooked chapter of Danish history that this map now invites you to explore.   Famous Personalities Niels Bohr, physicist, Nobel Prize(1922) Victor Borge, entertainer Victor Bendix, composer, conductor, and pianist

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The ’sunbeam-story’ of the rescue of the Danish Jews to Sweden in October 1943 has dominated the memory of the Nazi persecution of Jews in occupied Denmark and delivered material for the public imagination and the media. For many years, Dr. Silvia Goldbaum Tarabini Fracapane has devoted her research efforts to giving the ‘losers’ of the OCT.’43 events – those 470 Jews who were deported from Denmark to Theresienstadt, the Nazi ghetto near Prague – a place in history. Her German ph.d., recently published in English by Routledge, has done a lot to reach this goal. On March 18 19.00 o’clock (Copenhagen time), Silvia will discuss her main results at an online-event, organized by the Copenhagen Jewish Information Center (Jødisk Informationscenter). The event will be in Danish, available on zoom and facebook. Silvia will be joined by economist Ib Katznelson, supporter of our THERESIENSTADT: TOPOGRAPHY OF MEMORY project, who will tell his story as a child survivor of the ghetto. Further information: https://joediskinfo.dk/arrangementer/torsdags-talk-danske-joeder-theresienstadt?fbclid=IwAR3elKkUo79qS0N7Wm8_IN1gz2oEP8BNFAaIdyF-mbRQMIq_eyL-g4Z9dyo
 
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May-Bell Bareket is a fascinating Danish Jewish artist based in the beautiful city of Copenhagen, whose speciality are Hamsa hand symbols. She loves incorporating Hebrew letters into her work, mixing them with Scandinavian and Middle Eastern designs. We simply love her take on modern Jewish art! If you are looking for unique and original hamsa wall art, she’s the person to speak with. .
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Have you already seen May-Bell Bareket's modern take on the ancient Hamsa symbol? Based in Copenhagen, she is inspired by Scandinavian and Middle Eastern designs, often blending a variety of elements into her contemporary artwork. The perfect present for any Hamsa aficionado! .
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