MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND CULTURE OF BUKOVYNIAN JEWS
Museum of History and Culture of Bukovynian Jews, Teatralna Sq, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Jews Museum in the former Jewish National House, today's Chernivtsi Culture Palace

The museum was first opened in October 2008 to Chernivtsi’s 600th anniversary. The exhibit is located in the former Jewish National House in Teatralna Sq 5 (now the Central City Culture Palace).

 

WWW: http://muzejew.org.ua/Koncept-En.html

 

Founders:

  • Eurasian Jewish Congress (Alexandr Mashkevish)
  • Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine (VAAD) (Josef Zissels)
  • Chernivtsi Jewish Social and Cultural Fund

 

The exhibit covers the period between the end XVIII and mid XX centuries. A considerable number of the displayed items are old books, documents, post cards, religious and everyday life items. Substantial attention has been given to the religious life of Bukovynian Jews. The museum makes its guests familiar with the Jewish cultural and political movement of the end XIX – early XX centuries, literature activities in Bukovyna, and the everyday life of Jews, their professions, hobbies and spiritual wants.

 

Topical sections of the exhibit were developed by research workers of Chernivtsi National University. Documents were provided by the State Archive of Chernivtsi Oblast, research workers of Jerusalem University (Israel), University of Columbia, Holocaust Museum in Washington and YIVO institute in New York (USA). The museum arrangement was supported by Hesed Shushana charitable fund, Ohr Avner center, famous regional ethnographers, collection owners and Diaspora representatives.

Museum's exhibits

Exhibits, Museum of History and Culture of Bukovynian Jews, Teatralna Sq, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

A menorah

A menorah, Museum of History and Culture of Bukovynian Jews, Teatralna Sq, Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Old advertising from a Jewish bar

Old advertising from a Jewish bar, Museum of History and Culture of Bukovynian Jews, Teatralna Sq, Chernivtsi, Ukraine
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