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Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Address: Mula Mustafe Baseskije 40, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phone Number: +387 33 215-532
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A small bubble of Jewish history in Sarajevo

This old synagogue is one of only a few within Sarajevo, standing in testament to a Jewish community that no longer exists beyond about 750 Jews. It's well preserved, and has four... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This old synagogue is one of only a few within Sarajevo, standing in testament to a Jewish community that no longer exists beyond about 750 Jews. It's well preserved, and has four levels of artifacts and history, telling the stories of the Sephardic Jews' arrival in Sarajevo, their contribution to the community, up to the decimation of their community during... More 

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This museum is small but packed with interesting history, both of the people of the area and life in Sarajevo in the past. Although a Jewish museum, it gives a feel for the general culture of Sarajevo. The photos of the Nazi-era existence and book of names of deceased from the Nazi-era give a chilling glimpse into the suffering undergone... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

A quiet museum located in an old synagogue, tucked away in a quiet courtyard off of the main street. The exhibits include some historical information on Jews in the area, along with a bit on WWII. You don't need a lot of time, but it is interesting to see how Jews once lived and currently live in the Balkans.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

It´s a very nice, cozy synagogue all made in stone whrere you can have an idea about the jewish community. The objects of exibition are well preserved and everything is in a context, then you´ll have an idea of the habits, professions of this jewish coommunity.´The the informations are in English. The synagogue close +/- 5p.m and doesn´t open on... More 

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Durham, NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

More of a museum then a temple . Interesting exhibits . Picture of the Sarajevo Hagadah but not open to the public. Very few Jews left here after the war. They have only 1 Rabbi who comes in only for high holiday services.

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Salmiyah, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I visited this location to have an idea about the Jewish presence in the Bosnia. Interesting place to visit and it only cost couple of BAM.

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Yavne, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

The Jewish Museum, located in the centuries old Sephardic synagogue of Sarajevo, is really worth a visit. The building itself is a rare example of architecture. The displays , distributed on three floors, are, quite obviously, concentrating on jewish history mainl before and during WWII.

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Thank Arie F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The Jewish Museum or Museum of the Jews of Bosnia and Herzegovina is housed in the oldest synagogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina, built in 1581.

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Thank Mirza S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The museum is situated in one of the old Sephardi Synagogues in central Sarajevo. Has usual Jewish artifacts and is presented through a pre- glasnost lens in that there is (rightly) much made of Jewish participation in the anti-fascist struggle and Resistance. There is an absence of information about what happened post Holocaust to survivors. We were told in the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This small museum is hidden on a small side street off of the main pedestrian shopping street in Sarajevo. It is respectfully, tastefully and beautifully done. Essential for any Jewish tourist to understand the long and difficult history and culture of the Jews of Sarajevo, and other parts of Bosnia.

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