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Museum & Memorial: https://judiskamuseet.se/
Notes: A minority's cultural heritage is often hidden under many layers of other history, which is considered more important. It reflects the relationship between the minority and the surrounding majority society. The museum also tells about the Jewish world of thought, about Jewish practice and about Swedish history. Made for all of you who are curious and want to know more about Jewish history and the Swedish-Jewish cultural heritage.

Museum: https://www.jewmus.dk/en/the-danish-jewish-museum/
Notes: The Danish Jewish Museum is a state-subsidized cultural history museum, inaugurated on June 8, 2004. The museum is the only one of its kind in Denmark and participates in international cooperation through, i.a. the Association of European Jewish Museums (AEJM). Furthermore, the museum cooperates with other Danish museums and is a member of The Organisation of Danish Museums

Museum: https://www.jm-hohenems.at/en
Notes: The holdings of the Jewish Museum Hohenems represent 400 years of Jewish history. The focus of the collections lies in the history of the Jewish community, the surrounding regions in Tyrol, Switzerland, or Liechtenstein, and the Hohenems Diaspora, that has gained growing significance over the course of time. The records of the communities history are fragmented. The archives of the community were lost in 1938, as were the interior of the synagogue and the ritual objects. Very few artifacts survived the Holocaust and the war, mostly in private collections and museums elsewhere. Some of the documents from the community archives are in Jerusalem today and could be reintegrated into our collections as reproductions

Museum: http://www.jmw.at/
Notes: The Jewish Museum of the City of Vienna is a place of encounter and understanding. It enables insights into Judaism, its holidays and customs, but also into youth culture. At its two locations, the Jewish Museum Vienna offers a unique overview of the history and the present of Viennese Jews. We are looking forward to your visit!

Museum: http://www.mjb-jmb.org/
Notes: The Jewish Museum of Belgium is located in the Brussels historical section of the Sablon and of the Mont des Arts. It’s a place where tradition and open mindedness merge with the ambition of being accessible to everyone. Its purpose is to promote knowledge and understanding of worldwide Jewish culture and history while emphasizing their spiritual and material wealth. The Museum wishes to bring visitors of all origins to wonder about the specificities, the correspondences, the mutual borrowing of respective cultural heritages, in order to fight all forms of intolerance. Our institution collects and exhibits objects and documents which depicts Jewish life in Belgium and in the world, from the Middle Ages until today.

Museum: judaisme.sdv.fr/today/musee/index.htm museejudeoalsacien
Notes: The Jewish Alsatian Museum, located in an ancient synagogue that was severely damaged by the Nazis, introduces the visitor to the world of the Alsatian Jews who lived for centuries in villages in the Alsace region. History, customs, language, religious studies, relation to non Jewish population, synagogue architecture, Jewish tombstones, emigration, important personalities, all these aspects will be shown to the visitor, using up to date technologies. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum presents temporary exhibitions that change twice a year.

Museum: www.juedisches-museum.org info@juedisches-museum.org
Notes: Franconia was an important cradle of Jewish life in southern Germany, with more than 400 Jewish communities. The Jewish Museum of Franconia offers a fascinating glimpse into nearly 1,000 unbroken years of Jewish history. A unique feature of the Jewish Museum of Franconia is its buildings, located in Fürth, Schnaittach
and Schwabach: All the museums are housed in historical structures built from the 16th to the 18th century, and all have significant collections of Judaica and everyday objects. They convey the broad range of Jewish lifestyles in Franconia: from the urbanized life in Fürth to the small- town life in Schwabach, up to the rural lifestyle in Schnaittach.

Museum: www.jkm.veitshoechheim.de kultur@veitshoechheim.de
Notes: The Museum for Jewish Culture in Veitshöchheim was opened in 1994. It is a non-government institution, held by the city of Veitshöchheim. There are three elements combined in the museum: the synagogue of 1730, the museum galleries in the rooms of a private Jewish home of the 18th century and the Genizah, wich was found in the attic of the synagogue. The museum provides information about Jewish history and culture in Veitshöchheim and northern Bavaria from the 17th until the 20th centuries.

Museum: www.anumuseum.org.il
Notes: ANU – Museum of the Jewish People, is a unique global institution which tells the ongoing story of the Jewish people. Our Mission is to present and display the ongoing 4,000 year-old story of the Jewish people – past, present and future; to nurture a sense of belonging among Jewish visitors and to strengthen Jewish identity. To serve as the central address for Jewish discourse, engagement and learning for Jewish individuals, families, communities and organizations from Israel and around the world.

Museum: www.imj.org.il info@imj.org.il
Notes: The Israel Museum is the largest cultural institution in the State of Israel and is ranked among the world’s leading art and archaeology museums. Founded in 1965, the Museum houses encyclopedic collections, including works dating from prehistory to the present day, in its Archaeology, Fine Arts, and Jewish Art and Life Wings, and features the most extensive holdings of biblical and Holy Land archaeology in the world. In just fifty years, thanks to a legacy of gifts and generous support from its circle of patrons worldwide, the Museum has built a far-ranging collection representing the full scope of world material culture.

Museum: ijamuseum.org
Notes: Founded in Jerusalem in 1983, the Umberto Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art was set up to collect, preserve and display objects pertaining to Jewish life in Italy from the Renaissance period through to the present time. This is the only museum that collects original artistic objects and documentation from all the Jewish communities throughout Italy.

Museum: http://www.mjlisboa.com/
Notes: The Lisbon Jewish Museum will tell the story of a millennium of Jewish presence in the territory that is today Portugal, namely in Lisbon, stressing the Jewish contribution towards the history of the Portuguese nation. The historical itinerary of the Museum will cover 5 key periods: The Jews under Roman, Visigoth and Islamic domain; The age of the “Convivência” also known as “The Time of the Jews”, from the XII to the XV centuries; The Age of Intolerance: Expulsion, forced Conversion, Inquisition; The Portuguese-Jewish Diaspora, between the XVI and XVIII centuries; The contemporary Revival of Judaism in the XIX-XX centuries.

Museum: muzeulmaramuresului.ro
Notes: The Elie Wiesel Museum. Jewish Heritage Museum from Maramures, part of Maramures Museum Complex, connects people with Jewish Maramures’ lived experience through the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel. The story we tell is one of a particular place and people, growing through reflection, interaction, and exchange. We capture the once cultural, historical, and economic center of the region’s complexity and contrasts through the museum collections, exhibitions, and programs. We summarize what we do in three words: discover, preserve, and engage in passing the legacy. It is our responsibility and our mission.

Museum: http://judaica.spb.ru/
Notes: The mission of the research, educational, and exhibition Center “Petersburg Judaica” associated with the European University at St. Petersburg is to study the history and rich cultural heritage of East European Jewry through the collection, preservation, presentation, and study of its historical and cultural artifacts, including oral testimony. The scholarly interests of the staff members of the Center are all focused on related elements of East European Jewish history and culture. The exhibition program is directed towards organization of temporal exhibitions on Jewish history and culture in cooperation with most authoritative museums in Russia and abroad. All the Center’s programs are closely interconnected.

Museum: https://www.snm.sk/?
Notes: One of the key ideas during the founding of the Museum of Jewish Culture in Bratislava was the effort to eliminate taboos surrounding Judaism and to present the several centuries of the Jewish minority’s presence in Slovakia. The permanent exhibition outlines the history of Jews since their arrival on the territory of today’s Slovakia in the 1st century CE until today. It provides a glimpse into the daily life of the Jewish population, an overview of the most important holidays, the interior of a synagogue, as well as important personalities of Jewish origin who put Slovakia on the map in various areas of artistic, cultural, social and scientific life.

Museum: http://www.izmirjewishheritage.com/the-izmir-project
Notes: Izmir is home to a complex of adjacent ancient Synagogues constructed in a unique Sephardic architectural style, dating from the 16th century. Of 34 Synagogues built in Izmir, just 13 remained, 9 of them in the old city of Izmir. Some of these Synagogues which are still active today are in good shape and stand as an example of various architectural styles: Italian, Basilica, and Golden Age of Spain. A Living monument for a Jewish community that once prospered. The “Izmir project” goal is to restore those ancient Synagogues in need of renovation and turning them, together with those beautifully maintained into an open Museum of “Izmir Jewish Heritage”, enhancing inter- cultural dialogue. Currently we offer the possibility of visiting these Synagogues.

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