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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  • In the old town. Quiet, discreet entrance. Opening hours is based on the Islamic calendar, so check before time, explore the efficient!
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  • There are lots of jewish historical things.And very calm.nowadays there are not so many jews in this area, but we can imagine the old era like small jerusalem.  more »
  • This place testifies the tolerance of Muslim Bosnia and Ottoman Turks, who have accepted persecuted Jews from all of the Christian Europe and settled them in Sarajevo, Thessaloniki and other cities.  more »
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  • We visited the museum and synagogue a few years ago and I really enjoyed the experience and learning about Jewish history in Bosnia. The curator was lovely and really helped my wife in getting valuable information.
  • Truly fascinating museum Intriguing, pleasant, and heartbreaking at the same. A must see for every Sarajevan and visitor alike.
  • One of the historic highlights of the city, a must see if you are taking a tour.
  • Very nice museum, must see for tourists.
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