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Take the self-guided city walk and see the places that played a significant role in the Jews'<br />

escape from Gilleleje to Sweden during World War II. The map guides you to important points<br />

in the town that tell the story of the dramatic days in October 1943.<br />

The tour passes by places in Gilleleje where memorial plaques with Jewish symbols and<br />

Hebrew inscriptions have been placed to commemorate the days in October 1943. Scan the<br />

QR codes at the memorial plaques to get the full story.<br />

Memorial plaques on the tour<br />

1. Gilleleje Station: The city walk begins here. Around 1,300 <strong>Da</strong>nish Jews arrived by train at the<br />

station. From here, they were hidden by locals until they could cross the Kattegat.<br />

2. The corner of Gilleleje Hovedgade and Østergade No. 2: In the haberdashery shop, some of<br />

the first Jews in Gilleleje made contact with locals who could sail them to Sweden.<br />

3. Østergade No. 5B, the loft: Around 60 Jewish children and adults hid in the loft on October<br />

6, 1943. Gestapo came by and looked in but did not go up to the loft.<br />

4. Gilleleje Harbour, Auktionskajen: Suddenly, someone shouted "the Germans are coming."<br />

The crowd panicked, and the schooner Flyvbjerg cast off before everyone was on board.<br />

5. Gilleleje Church, the church loft: About 60 Jews were hidden in the church loft in Gilleleje.<br />

The Germans came, searched the church, and took the Jews to the Horserød prison camp.<br />

6. Østergade 53, the old parish house: Around 20 Jews and some resistance members were<br />

hiding. The Germans forced their way in through the front door and arrested the Jews.<br />

Østergade 20, Museum Nordsjælland - Skibshallerne: The tour ends here. See the special<br />

exhibition about October 1943 at the Skibshallerne museum.<br />


Start: Gilleleje Station<br />

Length: 2,5 km<br />

Surface: Asphalt and gravel<br />

Suitable: Children, adults<br />

Signage: None<br />

Toilet: Kulturhavn Gilleleje<br />

Season: All year<br />

Find interactive map<br />

through QR-code above<br />

Restaurant Fyrkroen (1)<br />

Restaurant Far til 4 (2)<br />

Café Våbengaard (3)<br />

Choff (4)<br />

Skibshallerne, Museum (5)<br />

Forskudt Horisont, sculpture (6)<br />

Hotel Gilleleje Strand (7)<br />

Gilleleje Badehotel (8)<br />

Map on page 2


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