Located on Zidovska Street on the edge of the Old Town and near the steep approaches to the Castle, one may easily miss this undistinguished mansion housing the Jewish Culture Museum as it is marked only by a small sign on the wall, probably to discourage vandalism.
Modern in layout and design, the cultural and religious artifacts, garnered from ruined communities all over the country, are spread over three floors, and in my opinion, are respectfully and tastefully displayed with accurate labeling in Slovak and English.
I cannot agree that the museum does not depict Jewish life and habits as they were before the Holocaust, as we have visited similar museums all over Europe.
The interesting and proud special exhibition covering Slovakia's champion Jewish wrestler, mentioned negatively by a critic, was a fairly contemporary window on Jewish sporting activities as they had been in the 'forties, before the Nazi horrors destroyed all such inter-faith contacts, so it also warranted a place among the more formal cultural items on display.
Probably not the best, but certainly not the worst, this museum really deserves a visit by those fascinated by Jewish life, before and after the extinctions.
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