The Jewish Museum Hohenems first opened at the Villa Heimann-Rosenthal in the centre of the old Jewish quarter in April of 1991. The permanent exhibition, which was completely redone in 2007, presents interesting stories and anecdotes from the lives of the local Jewish people.
The exhibition focuses on people, with all their contradictions, subjective experiences, life plans, and customs. One such individual is Salomon Sulzer, the founder of modern synagogue music, but also hawkers and innkeepers, rabbis and teachers, salesmen and manufacturers, or people like the Rosenthal family, who built the house in which the museum is now housed in 1864. Modern audio guides and video stations make “the inside story” accessible for the first time.
Dedicated children’s exhibition
This exhibition is available in German, English and French for an international audience. The dedicated children’s exhibition by Monika Helfer and Barbara Steinitz enables insights into history for a young audience and is the starting point for a dialogue between the generations.
Next special exhibition:
The Last Europeans. Jewish Perspectives on the Crises of an Idea
75 years after the end of World War II, Europe is threatened by a relapse into nationalist and xenophobic ideologies.
The European imperative “Never Again!” is being challenged by many, also here in Austria. At the same time, Europe’s nationalists are discovering their own fantasy of the “Christian-Jewish Occident”—as a battle cry against immigration and integration. The values of the Enlightenment, which constituted the foundation of European rapprochement in the wake of the catastrophes of the 20th century, are reversed into their opposite and turned into means of isolation and exclusion.
Exhibition duration: May 3, 2020 until April 11, 2021
Jewish Museum Hohenems
Schweizer Straße 5, A-6845 Hohenems
Tel. 0043 5576/73989-0
Fax 0043 5576/77793
Tuesday to Friday, 9 am – 12 pm and 2–5 pm
Museum and café:
Tuesday to Sunday and on holidays from 10 am – 5 pm
Adults: €8.00/ Discounted: €5.00
for school kids, apprentices, students, seniors, people with disabilities, civil servants, Ö1 Club members, those with the aha card, the EYCA youth card, the Vorarlberg family pass and for groups larger than 15
Free entry: for children and young adults until the age of 19, for holders of a V-CARD (one time), ICOM members