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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  • Very interesting museum situated in an old synagogue. The exhibit describes the history of Jewish life in Sarajevo.  more »
  • Curious site, also says a lot about the character of the Bosnians since facilities are not so very usual for Spain. With the persecuted who have always been Jews here is more normal to the meeting place of the Jews outside the prison or the gallows although better than in other sites that were more ashtrays. It is a place worth seeing, maybe not must-see but highly recommended and more to open the mind.
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  • The museum doesn't open until 10 a.m. so plan your morning accordingly. This activity will fill an 1 or so of your time. The curator is genuinely accommodating. The museum itself is a wonderful collag...  more »
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  • 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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  • Il Kal workout in the Ballet Studio, be sure to visit! Just wonderful!
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  • The best Museum in the city
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