Today we are not thinking at Aarhus as a city with a particularly significant Jewish population. But Aarhus has actually been host to Jews for more than 300 years.
Aarhus/Århus on map of Denmark
A handful of Jewish tradesmen existed there in the latter half of the 1600–century in Aarhus. They were not particularly highly-touted among the local residents and was hardly in the city for a long time. There was great resistance, since tobacco Purring Daniel Behrendt in 1687 as the first Jew sought citizenship in Aarhus, but he got it. The Danish tobacco Purring Jens Pedersen, in turn, gave up his citizenship, because he would not be a citizen of a town who confessed to a Jew the same right.
Nine years later, in 1696, asked the city’s magistrate the King to get rid of the Jews in the city, since poverty and bankruptcy had forced the Jews, who had shops in the town, to move. So if the King would ‘ the city for such Jews escape, it was the city and merchants in their food very efficient. ‘
There is no Jewish Congregation in Aarhus, and therefore no figures for how many Jews living here.
After the State of Israel’s creation in 1948 has a part Danes met their spouses during stops there, and some of these have taken the trip back to Aarhus. Some are probably also travelled the other way. In 1968-1969 fled, several thousand Jews from Poland, and many of these and their descendants are today living in Aarhus.