Jewish Heritage Europe

Museums, Memorials & Cultural Institutions

WEB RESOURCES

Akadem.org

Academic web site with links to upcoming conferences, lectures, etc on Jewish themes

INSTITUTIONS

PARIS

Museum of Art and History of Judaism (Museé d’art et d’histoire du Judaisme)

Hôtel de Saint-Aignan
71, rue du Temple
75003 Paris
Tel: +33-153018653
Fax: +33-153018645
Email: info@mahj.org

Maison de la Culture Yiddish – Bibliotheque Medem

29, rue du Château d’Eau
75010 Paris
Tél: +33 (0) 1 47 00 14 00
Fax : +33 (0) 1 47 00 14 47
Email: mcy@yiddishweb.com

Important center for Yiddish and Jewish culture events, publications, information.

Musée Nissim de Camondo 

63, rue de Monceau
75008 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 53 89 06 50/06 40

The mansion of the Jewish banker Moise de Camondo, built in 1911, and houses his collection of 18th century French furnishings, which he dedicated to his son Nissim, a French aviator killed in battle in 1917 during World War I. Moise bequeathed the mansion and collection to Les Arts Décoratifs on his death in 1935. His only daughter and her family were murdered in the Holocaust; the museum also displays family photographs and memorabilia.

Museum web page

Shoah Memorial: Museum and Contemporary Jewish Documentation Center

17 rue Geoffroy l’Asnier
75004 Paris, France
Tel: +33 (0)1 42 77 44 72 (Information desk)
Fax: +33 (0)1 53 01 17 44
Email: contact@memorialdelashoah.org
Website : www.memorialdelashoah.org

BOUXWILLER

Alsatian-Jewish Museum

62a Grand-rue, 67330 Bouxwiller
Tel./Fax : +33 (0) 3 88 709 717 
Email : museejudeoalsacien@gmail.com

Regional Jewish museum, located in the former synagogue, built in 1842.

Friends of the Alsatian-Jewish Museum

An association dedicated to preserving Jewish heritage in Alsace, in particular in small towns and villages. It was established in 1984 with the original goal of saving the Bouxwiller synagogue and transforming it into a Jewish museum.

MARMOUTIER

Musée du Patrimoine et du Judaïsme Alsacien

6 rue du Général Leclerc
67440 Marmoutier
Tél. +33 (0)3 88 02 36 30
Email : musee.marmoutier@orange.fr
Web site: www.museedemarmoutier.fr  Facebook page

Located in a patrician Jewish house dating from 1590, the museum focuses on rural life and on Judaism in Alsace from the middle ages to the 18th  and 19th centuries. The house includes a mikveh installed in the 18th century.

MARSEILLES

Museum of the Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean (MUCEM)

1 esplanade du J4
13002 Marseille
Tel: +33 (0 ) 4 84 35 13 13

Opened in 2012, the museum features art and artifacts from Europe and the Mediterranean basin, including works of Jewish cultural heritage.

NICE

Marc Chagall National Museum

Avenue du Docteur Ménard
06000 Nice
Tel: + 33 (0) 4 93 53 87 20
Fax : + 33 (0)4 93 53 87 39

PFAFFENHOFFEN

The disused synagogue, built in 1791, opened in 2000 as a Museum of Alsatian-Jewish Life, following restoration aided by funding from the World Monuments Fund. 

For visits, contact the Musée de l’image populaire:

24, rue du Dr Schweitzer – Pfaffenhoffen
67350 VAL DE MODER
Tél. : +33 (0)3 88 07 80 05