Remembering the millions who died in the Holocaust

January 26th, 2015 7:00 am| by admin
facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

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

Phone envy: it isn't the size, it's what he does with it (photo: istock)
Mind over managing: Don’t feed the monster
  CNN recently ran an article highlighting research from the Univer...
(phot: Becks Kaysen)
Out and About: La fastest game on two feet
Despite being ‘the fastest game on two feet’, loads of action and fun (...
(photo: Clive Thain)
Hook up with Copenhagen at the 2015 Expat Fair!
All of the ‘freshers’ are excitedly gathering in the main hall, looking...
Fighting to be heard in Christiansborg: This country needs skilled foreigners! (photo:pixabay)
Business needs talent: A new start
On June 25, I was pleased to announce that the Confederation of Danis...
The minister's "pilgrimage" to the camps hardened her resolve to pick and choose (photo:pixabay)
Straight up: Refugees and the politics of fear
  The reality of a Lars Rasmussen-led government has hit home. The ...
(All photos: Hasse Ferrold)
About Town: Homeland’s head honcho, cuban cigars and the spaceman
  American TV-producer and scriptwriter Howard Gordon (left), the c...