Jewish Museums

The Jewish Museum Vienna

Jüdisches Museum Wien LogoThe Jewish Museum Vienna, organised by the City of Vienna, is a place of encounter, communication and discussion. Its exhibitions and its modern presentation of Viennese Jewish history and the Jewish religion make it an important and unique historical and cultural landmark among Vienna’s museums.

Jewish Museum Eisenstadt

Jewish Museum Hohenems

The Jewish Museum of Hohenems, as a regional museum, remembers the rural Jewish community of Hohenems and its various contributions to the development of Vorarlberg and the surrounding regions. And it confronts contemporary questions of Jewish life and culture in Europe, the diaspora and Israel – questions of the future of Europe between migration and tradition. The museum also deals with the end of the community of Hohenems, the regional Nazi history, the expulsion or deportation of the last members of the community, anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. Along with these fragmented lines of regional and global history, it is also devoted to the people and their histories and maintains a relationship to the descendants of Jewish families in Hohenems around the world.
The permanent exhibition in the Heimann-Rosenthal Villa, which was built in 1864, documents the history of the Jewish community in Hohenems which existed for over three centuries until its destruction during the era of the Nazi regime. The museum offers annually changing exhibitions and an extensive programme of events.