If you’re short of worthwhile pursuits this Tuesday evening, you could consider a night at the museum. The artefacts won’t speak like in the movie, but they will tell a story that is the darkest of modern times. Join the Danish Jewish Museum as it marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day – a day better known in Denmark as Auschwitz Day.
January 27 is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the most lethal of the death camps – a day established by the UN General Assembly in 2005 in order to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust.
To mark this milestone, the museum has chosen freedom as the celebratory theme. In its ongoing temporary exhibition ‘Home’, it documents the repatriation of the Danish Jews at the end of the war.
Danes take great pride in this particular episode as they managed to save 99 percent of the Jewish population from being deported to the camps – a story retold in the documentary Hvide Busser (White Buses), which will be screened at the museum on Monday evening.
While the main program is starting at 16.30 with a tour of the Home exhibition, the museum will open for visits at 12pm.
There will be no admission fee on the day, thus giving you a great opportunity to learn about a proud moment of Danish history amidst one of the darkest the world has ever known.
Jan 27, 12:00-19:00; Danish Jewish Museum, Proviantpassagen 6, Cph K; free adm; jewmus.dk/en