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Danish Jewish Museum, Copenhagen

Proviantpassagen 6
Denmark 1218
Tel: 45 33 11 22 18's insider take:

Designed by Daniel Libeskind, one of Copenhagen's newest museums is fittingly located in the former Royal Boat House—it was built by Christian IV, the king who in the 16th century first invited the Jews to Denmark. Libeskind's trademark slanting walls and sloping wood floors in the exhibition space simulate the unsteady, rocking boats that carried Jews escaping Nazism first to Denmark and then on to neutral Sweden during World War II. But the museum's collection of Torahs, portraits, and family photos also tell a partly happy story, and the Hebrew word "Mitzvah" (a good deed) inscribed on its massive front doors pays homage both to a people who thrived for centuries and to their Danish allies, who helped many escape the Holocaust.

Closed Mondays, and on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

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