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Copenhagen: Danish-Jewish History Tour
Discover the unique history of the Danish Jews, from their arrival in 1622 to the daring rescue of 97% of Danish Jews during WWII to the vibrant and resilient communities of modern Copenhagen.
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DescriptionIt is an extraordinary fact that 97% of Danish Jews survived the Nazi Occupation of Germany. This simple statistic bears witness to the inextricable role the Jewish community have played in Denmark. From beloved products like Tuborg Beer and Bang & Olufsen porcelain, to scientists and artists like Niels Bohr, Victor Borge and Georg Brandes, Jews have contributed immesurably to Denmark as it is today. Take a tour through Copenhagen's Jewish history, and discover how this unique community has found its home in the North. Trace the history of synagogues and prayer rooms through central Copenhagen, wander through former Jewish ghettos and marvel at the stunning Great Synagogue of Copenhagen in the Egyptian Revival style. Learn about H.C. Andersen's great friendship with the Melchior family, in whose care he passed away, and about the contributions of art patrons Heinrich and Pauline Hirschsprung in the development of the Danish Impressionism art movement. Delve into how over the course of a few short weeks in October 1943, the vast majority of Danish Jews were smuggled out from under the noses of the German occupiers and to safety. Tour includes 1 drink at the end (alcoholic/non-alcoholic options available)
IncludesPrivate Tour Guide Beverage at End of Tour
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