Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 130+ 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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  • 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 ...  read more »
  • 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. 
  • 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 flo...  read more »
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