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Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ulica saliha udzvarlika, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Ranked #8 of 41 Attractions in Sarajevo
Type: Specialty Museums
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Leiden
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Very informative, with lot's of photo's and stories. The man who worked there was very friendly. Recommended!

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Wherever
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151 reviews 151 reviews
58 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

In an old synagogue, the museum gives a detailed history of the Jewish people in Sarajevo. In this was it helps provide a history of Sarajevo, too.

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Bitburg, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This three-story building is located in what used to be the Old Temple. The structure was built in 1580 shortly after the Sephardic Jews were exiled from Spain. The building has undergone many restorations because of fire and war damage. The ground floor is a functioning synagogue. The historical exhibits (including an apothecary shop reconstruction) are arranged around the upper... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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69 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Not much is left of the Jewish community in Sarajevo, but this museum chronicles them. It is only used once a year as there is a bigger, newer synagogue over the river. Iw was very interesting to visit and has a charm all of its own.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were the only ones in the museum and had someone wiling to walk with us explaining the history and purpose of the museum. The synagogue is beautiful and interesting artifacts. Museum will take about 40 min.

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Along with Amsterdam's, I was really impressed by this museum. Dedicated to the life the Balkan's once-largest Jewish community, it is located in a historical synagogue that was used as prison during Usticha (Croatian fascist) occupation in WWII. Today there are four floors of beautiful Judaica and exhibits about the arrival and lifestyle of the Sephardic community, and best of... More

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New York City, New York
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57 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Whether you're Jewish or not this is worth visiting. Its absolutely beautiful with a rich history of Jewish life (and death) in this area.

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Basel, Switzerland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The Sephardi Synagogue is still used as a synagogue once a year, otherwise this beautiful (and beautifully restored) building serves as a museum. Its exhibits are mainly devoted to Jewish social movements, youth and cultural organizations, and resistance to fascism before and during World War II. There are some interesting exhibits on Jewish intellectuals and artists. The exhibits on writers... More

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Slagelse, Denmark
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This is the oldest synagogue in the Balkans, a somber stone building. It contains little - a few documents about notable Jewish intellectuals in Sarajevo, with biographical notes, and a small photo exhibition of the Holocaust. Worth a (short) visit.

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Richmond, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Very interesting history exposition goes back to 19th century through the 2nd WW, when the wast majority of the Jews were exterminated. Museum is kept with love and concern for preservation of the history. We were very touched.

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