In April 1940, Denmark was occupied by Nazi Germany, which aimed to turn it into a model country under their control. The Danish government continued to function for an extended period even after the country had been taken over, and the Jews continued to be protected. As time passed, the number of resistance groups in the country grew. By 1943, after a significant increase in anti-German activity, the Nazis decided to limit the Danish government’s autonomy. When the government refused to co-operate, the Nazis declared that Denmark was to be brought under military rule. At this stage, the Germans began to address the question of Danish Jewry and started preparing for the Jewish community’s deportation.
Sunday to Thursday: 09:00-17:00
Fridays and Holiday eves: 09:00-14:00
Yad Vashem is closed on Saturdays and all Jewish Holidays.
Entrance to the Holocaust History Museum is not permitted for children under the age of 10. Babies in strollers or carriers will not be permitted to enter.