Jewish Denmark

Though a very small minority group, the Jewish people in Denmark have made significant contributions to the economic, political, cultural and scientific development of Denmark. And the rescue of the Jews during World War II is an important chapter in both Jewish and modern Danish history.

Victor Borge

Due to the heroic deeds of ordinary Danes, many Danish Jews escaped Nazi persecution during World War II.

Beloved Danish entertainer Victor Borge was one of them.

This is part of his incredible story. 

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Escaped to America

Jewish Denmark

A day trip from Copenhagen, the Danish Jews’ route to safety in 1943 can be traced along the coast of Denmark through the small fishing villages from there the Jews were ferried across the Strait to Sweden.

Stories behind the pictures

Pictures from The Danish Cultural Heritage archive. 

Find out more

Dig deeper into the historical events surrounding 1943 and the rescue of the Danish Jews. You can also read about the vivid royal history in Denmark and explore the many castles still standing.