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October '43 in memory at the Royal Theatre


8. October 2023

Lecture and film screening

Special performance 8 October in the presence of HM The Queen and the Prime Minister: Join us for a special evening of music, speeches and performances in the Royal Theatre. 

In October, it is 80 years since the Nazi occupying power tried to arrest and deport all Danish Jews. With the help of other Danes, more than 6000 Jews managed to seek refuge and escape to Sweden. But 472 Jews were detained and deported to Theresienstadt, from which 53 never returned. 

"October '43" has since become a marker for the importance of social cohesion, civil courage and personal responsibility. It will be marked on Sunday 8 October with a special performance on the Royal Theatre's old stage with music, performance and speeches.

Our program will include:

Benjamin Koppel, author of 'Anna's song', with Anders Koppel and Frederikke Vedel.

The quintet from the Kgl. Chapel: Vanessa Blander, violin, Charlotte Rafn, violin, Anne Lindeskov, viola, Ingemar Brantelid, cello, Yonas ben Hamadou, bass.

Soloists: Anna Gwozdz, violin, Ayala Zimbler Herz, soprano, Henrik Goldschmidt, oboe, Andreas Brantelid, cello, Anders Singh Vesterdahl, accordion.

Jewish Children's Choir 


Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, Bent Lexner, Jair Melchior, Emma Klose Gorodkin


About the escape to Sweden and the deportation to Theresienstadt: Ernst Goldschmidt and Henrik Goldschmidt with Pelle Kann, Ib Katznelson with Silvia Goldbaum Tarabini Fracapane

Date: 8 October 2023

Time: 20:00

Location: The Royal Theatre, Gl. Scene, Kgs. Nytorv 9, 1017 Copenhagen K

Billets: Link to tickets

organizer: The performance is organized by Henrik Goldschmidt and Anders Jerichow for Humanity In Action. The performance is supported by AP Møller's Foundation, Politiken's Foundation and Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik's Foundation. In collaboration with Humanity In Action and the Jewish Society.