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The little town of Hohenems harboured once - especially in the 18th and 19th century - one of the largest Jewish communities in the area. Their former quarter, the 'Jüdisches Viertel' is getting restored at the moment (2016), so it's not so easy to move...More
Easy to reach and park. The museum gives a perspective on Jewish life as a small and often oppressed minority which managed to survive and thrive for centuries. You will see exhibits on a very small and intimate scale, such as letters, photos, books, etc....More
Hohenems is a beautifully situated, sleepy village that wakes up for its renowned Schubertiade, a distinguished lieder and chamber music festival.
An important reason to visit it at any time of year is this outstanding Jewish Museum, an extremely well-presented history of the many rises...More
This was different from other Jewish Holocaust kinds of museums because it told a narrative of Jews who lived there for hundreds of years through relics and letters and audio visual accounts. The families who kept traditions, assimilated, and made a difference in the town...More
Small museum in a small town so expectations were not high, however the Jewish history in the area was well charted. Many of the recent (post WW2) vignettes seemed to end prematurely and the visitor was left "hanging" -- for example some contact between the...More
I came to Hohenems especially to visit this museum, and it didn't disappoint. I spent a full day and a half here, and still didn't manage to see all of the exhibits. The temporary exhibit was wonderful, and the permanent collection, which is accompanied by...More