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Visit of The Jewish Alsatian Museum

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The former synagogue of Bouxwiller is a genuine place of memory. This jewel of the cultural history of the Jews of Alsace offers an educational tour (daily life, professions, festivals, rituals, language, etc.). This unique museum will surprise you with its global approach to the history of Alsatian Judaism.

"Artefacts and places recount history better than books" - this sentence welcomes you as you arrive at the Jewish Alsatian Museum. Located in the former 19th-century synagogue of Bouxwiller, the museum is unique in its kind. It highlights the culture of Jews in Alsace and recounts their history, telling of everyday life through the ages with their Christian neighbours. Visitors follow a trail around the museum with its original, varied presentations ranging from the reconstitution of life-size scenes and miniaturised tableaux using new technology. Ceramic models, architectural models, life-size figures, dolls in period costume and video films alternate with antique artefacts, which are all the more rare as much of the Jewish heritage disappeared during the Holocaust.

Horaires

Season 2023: reopening on Sunday 16 April at 10am, from Wednesday to Friday, as well as on Sundays and public holidays (except Jewish holidays) from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm.

Exceptional closures: Sunday 17 September, Monday 25 September, Sunday 1 October, Sunday 8 October

Contact

judaisme.sdv.fr

03 88 70 97 17


The Jewish Alsatian Museum

After a ten-year gestation period, the Judeo-Alsatian Museum of Bouxwiller opened to the public. It immediately met with success beyond all expectations... Located in the heart of a picturesque village, at the gateway to the Vosges du Nord Regional Nature Park, it occupies the noble and classical building of the old synagogue.