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The Refugees from 1969


Dialogue – Debate – Presentations – Music – Pictures

October 27, 2019 from 13.00 to 17.00h in Kedelhallen at Frederiksberg.


This year marks the 50th anniversary of Denmark’s reception of approximately 3000 Jewish refugees from Poland.

In collaboration with Danish Refugee Council, The Jewish Society, Coordination Committee, The Society for Danish Jewish History, Humanity in Action marks this event with a grand happening! Through an exciting combination of dialogue, debate, music and pictures, we focus on the events in 1969 and on the Polish-Jewish refugees and their descendants life and story.

With help from our panel, we will touch upon topics such as:

  • The Arrival – How did the refugees experience arriving in Denmark?
  • The Luggage – What memories and experiences did the refugees bring?
  • The Integration – How have the refugees integrated into Danish society?
  • The Identity – In the intersection between being Danish, Jewish and Polish.
  • The Political Refugee Debate – The Jewish refugees from a political perspective

Participants will among others include the two former General Secretaries of Danish Refugee Council Arne Piel Christensen and Andreas Kamp, General Secretary of PEN Mille Rode, Historian Rikke Smedegaard, Journalist Anders Jerichow, Journalist Arne Notkin, Pianist Olga Magieres, Violinist Wladyslaw Marchwinski and many others.

Please remember to arrive early. The event starts at 13.00h.

For registration and prepayment of the entrance fees, please click here.

Registration deadline is October 21, 2019. Tickets are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

The event is in Danish.

Picture of St. Lawrence is kindly lent to us by the Danish Jewish Museum