Document Archives of The Museum of Danish Resistance

Address for visiting the archives: c/o Tøjhusmuseet, Frederiksholms Kanal 29A, 1220 København K. Visits only upon previous appointment.

You may contact us by phone +45-4120 6292 or mail

Office hours: Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Tuesdays however only from 11.30 a.m.

The archives of The Museum of Danish Resistance 1940-1945 may be used for study purposes by professionals as well as amateur researchers.

As almost all the documents are in Danish the use of the archives as well as of its inventories requires the knowledge of Danish.

The Archives of The Museum of Danish Resistance 1940-1945 contain documents donated by private citizens - including former members of the Resistiance - as well as documents collected as a result of the museum's research activities.

The collections do thus not repesent a comprehensive archive covering all resistance groups or all members of the Resistance. Such an archive does not exist. If our archives contain material pertaining to individual members of the Resistance such as questionnaires or written og taped accounts, this will be noted under the person's profile in our database on former resisters: http://modstand.natmus.dk/ 

Database inventory

The documents have been inventoried in a database.  

Go to database inventory.

Accesing the documents

Only part of the documents have been digitized for download. But such download is only open for residents i Denmark. Foreign residents need to fill in and sign a user agreement and enquire with the archives by mail.

Are you looking for a relative? Look here first.

Other archives

The archives of Danish authorities (such as ministeries or the police) as well as German documents related to Denmark during occupation are being kept by the Danish State Archives.

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