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Jüdisches Museum (Villa Heimann-Rosenthal), Hohenems

  • The Jewish Museum in Hohenems, a museum with an international reputation, memorializes the earlier rural Jewish community in Hohenems, emphasizing its many-faceted contributions to the development of Vorarlberg and surrounding regions. By way of exemplary stories and documents, the museum tells about the diaspora, examines modern Jewish life in Europe, highlights current issues in Israel, deals with questions of coexistence and migration. Between its earlier history and modern times came the end of the Hohenems Jewish community, scarred by regional national socialist history, antisemitism, displacement and deportation.


    The permanent exhibits in the Heimann-Rosenthal Villa, built in 1864, document the history of the Jewish community in Hohenems, placing individual experiences in the context of a European history of migration, cross-border relationships and networks. In addition, special exhibits, a separate children’s exhibit, a library, and a comprehensive program of events are offered.  On-site research on the history and present state of the Hohenems diaspora can be carried out using a genealogical databank.

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    Guided tours for groups
    are available by appointment through the current exhibition and permanent exhibition of the Jewish Museum, the Jewish Quarter and the Jewish Cemetery. In addition, a walk to the Swiss border (subject: flight during the period of National Socialism) is possible. These five sightseeing offers can be combined with each other. Information on the sightseeing offers


    Public guided tours
    through the permanent exhibition and the Jewish quarter or through the current exhibition, to the Jewish cemetery or to the escape routes at the border. Information about regular public guided tours

    Presented by: Amt der Vorarlberger Landesregierung - Kultur
    Author: Vorarlberg Kultur

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