Museum of Danish Resistance in Copenhagen

September 24, 2012 by

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Copenhagen. Photo courtesy of JamesZ_Flickr via Flickr.

Copenhagen. Photo courtesy of JamesZ_Flickr via Flickr.

The Museum of Danish Resistance in Copenhagen takes visitors through a dark period in Europe’s history — the Nazi occupation. While this period of time was brief, the stories it tells are both educational and heart-breaking. Covering a mere five years (1940 – 1945), the museum profiles the Danish resistance during the Nazi occupation. On April 9, 1940, Germans moved in to Denmark, taking over the country. After France fell later in the year, the Danish began to adapt to life under German control.

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Through a series of exhibits which include personal stories, artifacts and timelines that outline the history of the country during this time, visitors can gain a better sense of what happened during World War II in Denmark and the resistance that occurred during this time. The museum, open Tuesday – Sunday, is free and includes guided tours in English on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 2 pm, running from June through August.

-Diana Edelman

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