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Oslo Jewish Museum

Calmeyers gate 15B, Oslo 0183, Norway
+47 22 20 84 00
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Nice museum of Jewish Norway

The Museum has 2 parts. One mainly on the WW2 experience of Norway's Jews--which I found very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Beersheba, Israel
Positively surprised

I've passed by this museum so many times and finally I went in. I was very pleasantly surprised... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2017
Marita B
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The Jewish Museum in Oslo opened in 2008 in what used to be a synagogue in Calmeyers gate 15b. In the years 1921-1942 the synagogue was an integral part of Jewish life in this part of Oslo. The museum presents the history of the Jews in Norway from the middle of the 19th century up until the present. Where did the Jewish immigrants come from? How did they settle and live their lives in the Christian, Norwegian society? What is Jewish life like in Norway today? In conjunction with a permanent exhibition, the museum will also offer temporal exhibits and various cultural activities.
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Calmeyers gate 15B, Oslo 0183, Norway
+47 22 20 84 00
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Museum has 2 parts. One mainly on the WW2 experience of Norway's Jews--which I found very interesting and well done; and the other about jewish/life/ritual in general--which was OK, but less interesting/unique to me.

Thank David_M_Brock
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

I've passed by this museum so many times and finally I went in. I was very pleasantly surprised. The museum was not big, but it contained a lot. The museum's building has been a former synagogue and the interior shows a little of this. In...More

Thank Marita B
Reviewed September 12, 2016

The Oslo Jewish Museum is very sobering. To remember the atrocities of the holocaust and the treatment of the Jews generally during World War II is heartbreaking but necessary to ensure that this never happens again.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Nearly all of Norway's Jews were deported and exterminated during the Holocaust. The Oslo Jewish Museum celebrates the lives of those who perished. It also describes and explains contemporary Jewish life and ritual. We phoned on the day the museum was closed, but the director...More

Thank Kishkes
Reviewed July 26, 2016

6 Million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust - it's such an enormous number it's hard to grasp. This is the story of some 2000 Norwegian Jews - the ones that survived and the ones that didn't. This small and thoughtful museum tells their personal...More

2  Thank Bigstockbroker
Reviewed June 18, 2016

Go here when you are in Oslo to remind yourself that terrible things can happen also in beautiful places. The story of the destruction of Norway's Jews was heartbreaking to put it lightly. Because the Norwegian Jewish community was so small you get even more...More

Thank DCJourney
Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

This museum has been well crafted to tell the story of the Jews who were living in Norway before the war and how they were rounded up, imprisoned and many of them murdered. The museum Guide escaped to Sweden before the war and returned once...More

2  Thank JerStein
Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Having just visited the Jewish museum in Copenhagen where most Jews were spared, it was sad to learn of the much different experience of Norwegian Jews. The museum offers mini ipad devices to tell the story in English. My only suggestion would be that it...More

2  Thank BartLasVegas_Nevada
Reviewed June 30, 2015

The museum is a tribute to the Norwegian Jews who were deported during the German occupation, the story of many of them is described there. It has a small section about Jewish traditions, a shop and the most amazing toilet decorated with Yiddish jokes.

Thank 592mita
Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

It has a great exhibition of the Norweigian Jewish tradegy during second world war. It remonds us that we should never forget the Shoah. The entrance is a bit tricky, press a doorbell to get in. Almost everything is written in English as well.

1  Thank Sanni T
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