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“Jewish Heritage at its best”

Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ranked #19 of 117 things to do in Sarajevo
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Jewish Heritage at its best”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

I love that it is hosted in the Old Temple, Kal vijež, that is still used for prayer on Yom Kippur. The ground floor is open for visits but that is where the Yom Kippur prayers take place. The next two floors are dedicated to the, mostly Sephardic, history of the Bosnia and Herzegovina Jewish community, the Holocaust. It has beautifully encased items that are easy to enjoy. The guide, Mario Kabiljo is very knowledgable and helpful, too, don't miss his tour of the Museum.

Visited May 2013
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57 reviews
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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful and historic old synagogue with a nice collection of religious pieces and photos from everyday life... I do wish that the Holocaust exhibit was a little more detailed, but the book of the names of the 12.000 Bosnian Jewish victims was a good memorial and the plaque with the descriptions of the actions of Bosnian Righteous Among the Nations was a tearjerker for me. For 3KM, definitely worth a visit.

Visited July 2013
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Malaga, Spain
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“Sarajevo Jewish history”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

An old Synagogue that turned into small museum that introduces you to the life and habits of the Jewish community of Sarajevo. Located at the old city it is easy to reach, it is worth the visit. Spent some time for the old market shop that is now exhibited there, providing a good idea on how the market looked from around 1550 till the start of the previous century.

Visited June 2013
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Not to miss when you come to Sarajevo”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

A small museum but with a powerful impact. Most people think of the most recent attempt at genocide when they hear the word Sarajevo. They forget about the genocide of a rich Sarajevo community during the Second World War.

The Jewish museum will introduce you to the forgotten history of the rich cultural Sephartic and Ashkenazi Jewish heritage of Sarajevo.

Give yourself an hour to look around and take it in.

Visited June 2013
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Westwood, New Jersey
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“An interesting History”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

This museum documents the Jews of Sarajevo. As with most Jewish museums in Europe the story isn't always happy but it's important to hear. This is one of the oldest Synagogues and the museum houses some interesting artifacts.

Visited May 2013
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