The Danish Jewish Museum
The exhibition at the Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen is a broad presentation of Jewish life in Denmark throughout 400 years, and is a selection from the museum's own collection.
The world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind's characteristic architecture will - in an almost labyrinthine manner - lead you into the enthralling universe of the Danish Jewish culture.
The exhibition interior was put together in close dialogue with Daniel Libeskind's architecture, which is reminiscent of the famous Jewish Museum in Berlin.
Mitzvah - A good deed
The focal point of Daniel Libeskind's architecture, as he has based his design of the museum on, is the unique circumstance of Danish-Jewish history that the majority of Danish Jews were saved from Nazi persecution by their Danish compatriots during the Second World War.
The emblem and concept of the museum interior is the Hebrew word 'Mitzvah', which can be translated as an obligation or a good deed.
The word 'Mitzvah' represents the generally positive Jewish experience in Denmark and the special experience of being saved. The Hebrew letters spelling Mitzvah is also the museum's logo.
At the museum you get to experience different events, films and guided tours. Everything is texted in both Danish and English.