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“Very informative” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Jewish Cultural Historical Museum

Jewish Cultural Historical Museum
Hanchi Snoa 29 | Punda, Willemstad, Curacao
599 9 461 1633
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Ranked #19 of 78 things to do in Willemstad
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Grand Junction, CO
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Very informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I enjoyed reading about the history of the Jews who migrated here. Was not aware of it. Very clean and quiet

Visited December 2012
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English first
Charlotte NC
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“Small but represents the local Jewish well”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Having seen other more impressive museums chronicling the rich and yet sad history of the Jewish diaspora, this one is small but does a decent job of representing local Jewish history. The Museum is inside the Mikve Israel Synagogue compound, the oldest functioning synagogue in the Western Hemisphere. Various religious artifacts such as menorahs, torahs, scrolls, etc. are on display as is the history of the local Jewish community including one of it's leading lights, George Maduro who fought against the Nazis for the Dutch and after whom the famous miniature village of Madurodam is named in Holland.

Visited December 2012
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San Rafael, CA
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“Bring small bills”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I search all over for this site and when I finally found it (which shouldn't have been that hard), I couldn't get in. They want $10 USD to enter, but won't take credit cards and won't make change for larger bills (e.g. $100). I left without seeing it. They obviously want visitors, or they won't have a reception set up to to collect an entry fee, but apparently they can't be bothered to make it convenient.

Visited November 2012
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Willemstad, Curacao
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“A lot of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Very interesting museum with a lot of original items of the jewish history. This museum is situated next to the synagogue.

Visited November 2011
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Willemstad, Curacao
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“A small but interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

This museum is inside the synagogue, in fact the whole synagogue looks like a museum. The history of the Jews needs to be studied more profoundly as it could open our eyes to how certain things came to be.

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