Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo

Names, photographs, and personal possessions of 12,000 Jewish victims of World War II are kept at Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in a 1581 synagogue. Surrounded by bare walls and wooden floors, the site houses an artistic exhibit that outlines the suffering of Bosnia's Jewish population, who were originally expelled from Spain in 1566 and found refuge in Sarajevo. See the synagogue that became a prison after 1941, and find out how this community helped shape the history, art, and culture of their host country until the war ended. Read stories of the volunteers who protected the Jews during their struggle. Take a look at our Sarajevo online itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • I could not say how much it actually visited this beautiful little museum: On a sunny spring day we were the only visitors, and it didn't give us the impression of being used to hosting huge groups and multitudes of tourists. If you were passing through Sarajevo, this is an unforgettable destination: Housed in an ancient synagogue, it tells a really moving insight into the life of the Jewish community of the last century (but not only). The exhibition is well taken care of and really interesting, but it can not compete with the beauty of the building, to this day occasionally still in use, which hosts it.
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  • This is a good museum to spend about half an hour,this museum depicts the Jews mostly from Spain. You can take a couple of photos.  more »
  • Small and cute museum, interesting for what it represents and the history behind. There were not guided tours but the lady at the entrance, that did belong to Sarajevo's Jew community, was very helpfu...  more »
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  • Nice small museum tucked behind the bustling streets of the Bazaar quarter. I found the presentation quite appealing, as there was neither an information, nor an object overload. This renders the presentation even more impressive. Also the building as such is a very interesting one...
  • A piece of history of sephardic Jews in Sarajevo
  • Ral treasure of these country u can see in places like these . For hundreds of years peoples worldvide found a place to live in our city. But for last 30 yeqrs manny of them are trying to leave..... thats sad
  • first of all it is interesting to explore the life of the jewish community in bosnia and sarajevo. they have been a part of the country for more than 500 years. the building has an interesting architecture. however the presentation is outdated and on some places they seem to be careless like on some windows where you can see giant spider webs
  • Very interesting experience.
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