Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo
(4.4/5 based on 140 reviews on the web)
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina and many more Sarajevo attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Sarajevo vacation generator.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • Visit. That's really impressive. The location is very close to the station. I thought so too, 3 km from the entrance fee.
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  • 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...  more »