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The Resistance Museum - Memorial Park in Ryvangen
Free Entrance
 
 
 
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The Resistance museum is located in Churchillparken near to Amalienborg palace.
 
 
OBS!
The Museum of Danish Resistance was raged by a devastating fire on April 28. - 2013. The museum building suffered massive damage - and it is presently uncertain - if the property can be saved and rebuilt. Fortunately - no historical artefacts or priceless objects were damaged by the fire.
 
The Museum of Danish Resistance 1940-1945
The museum tells the story of Danish resistance during Nazi occupation 1940-1945. It springs from an exhibition called Fighting Denmark, arranged by the Resistance Council in the summer of 1945. In 1957 a permanent museum was opened on the present location. The exhibition you see today was inaugurated in 1995.
 
The Grand Hall
The grand hall at the Danish Resistance Museum with the upper section covering the last letters from doomed members of the Resistance before they were executed by the Nazi slayers at Ryvang - and where the Nazis buried their victims. Ryvang is a Memorial Park for executed Danish patriots.
Industrial sabotage
Industrial sabotage was a common activity among the Danish resistance movement - who risks there lives to stop specific factories and selected manufactures to continue working by destroying productions facilities and warehouses and buildings that favoured the Nazi constituted authorities.
 
 
 
Learning from History
 
 
Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp - Mauthausen

The Museum of Danish Resistance - 1940-1945
 
 
Development of the resistance movement
The exhibition proceeds chronologically as an illustration of how the resistance movement developed within the ever-changing framework provided by Danish society and the tides of battle. Different types of resistance work are presented. All exhibition texts are given in English as well as Danish. Videos providing accounts by testimonies of the time have dubbing in English.

Library
The museum contains a special library on the German occupation of Denmark 1940-1945. It offers public access for study purpose - but no lending of books.

 
Nazi Concentration Camps
A selection of prison uniforms from various Nazi concentration camps are exhibited at the Resistance Museum together with other related items from these extermination camps. The first concentration camps in Germany were established in 1933.
Illegal Activities
Room with equipment of an illegal telegraphist exhibited at the Resistance Museum, who mainly used private homes to send from. The residence owner would be sentence to prison or deported to Nazi KZ camps - if the illicit facilities were spotted.
 
Liberation
The Nazi army surrendered on May 5 - 1945 - before the fighting reached Denmark. That gave the signal to rejoicing at the regaining of freedom as well as to punishment of guilt and attempts at settling responsibilities.
 
 
Location - Resistance Museum
The Museum of Danish Resistance is located beside the Old Citadel - English Church - Gefion Fountain - The Little Mermaid - Langelinie Quay and few blocks away from Amalienborg Palace.
 

The Resistance Museum
Free entrance

Address
The Museum of Danish Resistance
(Frihedsmuseet)
Churchillparken
1263 Copenhagen K.

Busses: 26

Trains - Østerport Station

The Resistance Museum
 
 
The Memorial Park in Ryvangen
 
 
The Memorial Park in Ryvangen
The Memorial Park in Ryvangen is worth a visit - as this spot was the very place where the Nazis executed and buried their victims. Visitors can experience the three execution posts - where the Danish patriots from the resistance movement were tied and shot. Where the Nazi shooting squad stood - a memorial plaque has been set up - with an inscription of words of the national hero and priest Kaj Munk (1898-1944) - who was brutally murdered by the Nazis. When the Nazis army capitulated - 199 corpses were found and identified here and later buried with full honour. The Park is a delightful sanctuary with beautiful grassy ramparts surrounding some of the resistance members’ final resting place.
Memorial Park
 
  The Memorial Park in Ryvangen


Address
Mindelunden i Ryvangen
(Memorial Park in Ryvangen)
Tuborgvej 33
2900 Hellerup


Bus - 15 to the bus end station

Trains - Hellerup Station - 500 m from the entrance of Memorial Park in Ryvangen

A Mother with her killed son
The sculptor of - A Mother with her killed son - by Axel Poulsen from 1950 at the Memorial Park in Ryvangen.
 
 
New National Memorial
The new National Memorial of remembrance placed at the Old Citadel (Kastellet) in Copenhagen.
A New National Monument and Flag Day

A new national monument of remembrance for the many brave Danish soldiers - who lost their young and precious lives in international peace keeping missions abroad has been inaugurated on September 5th - 2011 - on the special flag and memorial day for Denmark’s deployed personnel at the Old Citadel (Kastellet) in Copenhagen.

The Citadel
 
 
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