Fire Destroys Museum of Danish World War II Resistance

Anti-Nazi Collection Mostly Saved From Copenhagen Blaze

Gutted: The Museum of Danish Resistance in Copenhagen was saved from a fire that destroyed large parts of its building.
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Gutted: The Museum of Danish Resistance in Copenhagen was saved from a fire that destroyed large parts of its building.

By JTA

Published April 29, 2013.

Most of the collection of the Museum of Danish Resistance in Copenhagen was saved from a fire that destroyed large parts of its building.

The fire early Monday morning started in the museum cafe and spread to the exhibition hall, the Associated Press reported. The cause is unknown.

The building likely will have to be demolished, according to the Baltic Review.

Housed in a wooden building since the 1950s, the museum displays items from the Danish resistance to the occupation of the Nazis during World War II. It is affiliated with the Danish National Museum.

The fire comes a week before the national celebration of the liberation of Denmark from Nazi occupation on May 5.



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