Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jewish Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina
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  • AndyJohn74
    Sans Souci, Australia4,716 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful museum for a long history.
    This museum has a small amount of information panels and artefacts in the courtyard, however, where the history and the magic is, is inside. This museum is frankly stunning. Three levels of history showcased in information panels, displays, photos and artefacts.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 May 2023
  • Joan G
    26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sarajevo Haggadah is a beautiful sight
    Our wonderful guide Ansar took us to the National Museum where we saw the Sarajevo Haggadah which was originally rescued from Barcelona during the Spanish Inquisition. No space for its long history but it has been preserved in Sarajevo during two World Wars and the Siege of Sarajevo. The museum is filled with other interesting things.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 26 August 2023
  • Berthaki
    Arequipa, Peru256 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful Sephardic heritage
    This museum shows the life and historical aspects of the group of Sephardic Jews arrived from Spain and Portugal after their expulsion in the XV century. Most of them contributed to the preservation of Ladino language and Sephardic traditions. Unfortunately, the community synagogue was destroyed twice and only Ashkenazi synagogue survived until our days.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 November 2023
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wingate
London, UK2,645 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I was much impressed by this museum located in the restored former synagogue.Its depressing to note that so much of the community was destroyed in the Holocaust.
However there is a panel showing how Bosnians helped Jews to escape capture by the Nazis.
Written 7 November 2023
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Berthaki
Arequipa, Peru256 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
This museum shows the life and historical aspects of the group of Sephardic Jews arrived from Spain and Portugal after their expulsion in the XV century. Most of them contributed to the preservation of Ladino language and Sephardic traditions. Unfortunately, the community synagogue was destroyed twice and only Ashkenazi synagogue survived until our days.
Written 2 November 2023
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Joan G
Glencoe26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Our wonderful guide Ansar took us to the National Museum where we saw the Sarajevo Haggadah which was originally rescued from Barcelona during the Spanish Inquisition. No space for its long history but it has been preserved in Sarajevo during two World Wars and the Siege of Sarajevo. The museum is filled with other interesting things.
Written 26 August 2023
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK1,84,997 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Located in the first and oldest synagogue in Sarajevo is this museum of Jewish history in the Balkans. Much of the synagogue has been given over to exhibition space, but a large area is dedicated to what would’ve been the congressional area of the Ark, the almemar and benches used by worshippers. It’s actually quite beautiful and eerie to view the area. The almemar is a dark stained pulpit with lovingly carved Jewish motifs. The rest of the museum is arranged over three floors with exhibits and artefacts showcasing Jewish items, some of which are very personal. The third floor covers the tragedy of the holocaust and the destruction of their heritage in the Balkans.
Written 15 June 2023
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AndyJohn74
Sans Souci, Australia4,716 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
This museum has a small amount of information panels and artefacts in the courtyard, however, where the history and the magic is, is inside. This museum is frankly stunning. Three levels of history showcased in information panels, displays, photos and artefacts.
Written 28 May 2023
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Viajero279
Florida49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This museum has many interesting artifacts as well as information about the Jews of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It's also the first and oldest synagogue in Sarajevo and was built in the 16th century. I would definitely highly recommend this place to anyone who is interested in the Jewish history of Sarajevo as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Written 17 January 2023
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star2brook
New York City, NY27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Wonderful images and artifacts of Jewish life in Sarajevo before WWII. Chilling reminder of how easily tolerance and acceptance can turn to hatred.
Written 20 October 2022
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Shlomi T
Nagano, Japan1,378 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
Very interesting to visit and to learn about this community, which not much has been left of it. Great place.
Written 30 August 2022
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Lisa F
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Very interesting to learn about the history of the Jewish population in Sarajevo. Most came when they fled the Spanish Inquisition. While not all the information was translated into English, it was nonetheless a very worthwhile visit
Written 29 April 2022
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JusteUneVoyageuse
London, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Really enjoyed visited this museum and learning about the Jewish community when I was in Sarajevo. Everything is explained in Bosnian and English and the staff is very knowledgeable and helpful.
Written 8 January 2022
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