Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo

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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 is an old sinagog and beatiful museum. On its 3 floors you never get bored. The depiction is nice the building is attractive. I really enjoyed to visit it.  more »
  • Sarajevo hosted during the Ottoman period more than a thousand Jews driven out of Spain in the fifteenth century; and contributed to the growth and the reputation of the city by their cultural, musical and artisanal, input whose traces are found in the old quarter of the Bacarcija, where this has become ex-synagogue Museum is located. There are testimonials on the participation of the Jews of Sarajevo to the anti-Nazi resistance, with notably the prints.
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  • The Sarajevo Jewish community has been decimated after the second world war and currently there are 800 people in the community. This synagogue was the third most Europe's biggest. Sarajevo is a multicultural city where you can find around 200 mosques throughout the city, on the main street (pedestrian) a church and close to the pedestrian street some synagogues. However the synagogue that is mentioned in this comment is just a short walk from the river that crosses the city of Sarajevo. There is a young Bosnian Jew who accompanied us to the synagogue and we told stories of the Jewish community.
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