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“One of the better Jewish Museums in Europe”

Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ranked #20 of 128 things to do in Sarajevo
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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 all, many person profiles of the radical and anti-fascist partisans from the Jewish Community. I left with a sense of ongoing resistance instead of victimization. Best of all, there was an excellent English-speaking guide there to answer any questions.

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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.

Thank Janet D
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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 stress the importance of Ladino. The synagogue/museum is very centrally located.

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Reviewed March 27, 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.

Thank GaborLeo
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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.

Thank Vera995
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