Jewish Museum

sights / Religious

Jewish Museum information

Location
Sarajevo , Bosnia & Hercegovina
Address
Mula Mustafe Bašeskije 40
More information
http://muzejsarajeva.ba
Prices
admission 3KM
Opening hours
10am-6pm Mon-Fri, 10am-1pm Sun
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More religiously open-minded than most of Western Europe in its day, the 15th-century Ottoman Empire offered refuge to the Sephardic Jews who had been evicted en masse from Spain in 1492. While conditions varied, Bosnian Jews mostly prospered – until WWII, that is, when most of the 14,000-strong community fled or were murdered by Nazis. The community's story is well told in this 1581 Sephardic synagogue that still sees active worship during Jewish New Year.