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D E N M A R K  - The Jewish community of Denmark constitutes a small minority with a known history back to the 17th century. Medieval Danish art contains depictions of Jews – visibly wearing pointed hats – but there is no evidence any Jews actually lived in Denmark during that time. With the conclusion of the Danish Reformation in 1536, Jews along with Catholics were prohibited entry into Denmark.

 

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N O R W A Y  ​The Jews in Norway are one of the country's smallest ethnic and religious minorities. The largest synagogue is in Oslo. A smaller synagogue in Trondheim (63° 25' N) is often claimed, erroneously, to be the world's northernmost synagogue. (Trondheim's is, in fact, fifth on the list, the northernmost synagogue is located in Murmansk, Russia.

 

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​​​S W E D E N -  ​The History of the Jews in Sweden probably began with arrivals from the Hanseatic League in medieval times, but there are no records. In Elizabethan times it was common for European royalty to have Jewish doctors at court, and there is a record of a Jewish doctor who served Gustav Vasa in the 16th century.

 

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F I N L A N D  - The Jewish community of Helsinki Read more

 

 Jews in Finland during World War II

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​​​Historical background Finland

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