Museums, Memorials & Cultural Institutions

 

WEB SITES AND GENERAL

 

Historic Monuments in Romania

Searchable online database of landmarked heritage sites, including a number of synagogues and Jewish cemeteries.

National Heritage Institute -1

Official government web site with news, resources, databases and other material on museums, monuments and heritage sites, including Jewish heritage sites, around Romania.

National Heritage Institute-2

Various databases, online lists, articles and other material on heritage sites, monuments and museums in general in Romania

 

 

BUCHAREST

 

Center for the Study of Jewish History in Romania

Elie Wiesel National Center for the Study of the Holocaust in Romania

3 Vigilentei Street, sector 5, Bucharest
Tel/Fax: +40 21 318 09 39
Email: office@inshr-ew.ro

 

HaSefer Jewish Publishing House

Jewish Education Center Bibliography/Library

 

ELSEWHERE IN ROMANIA

 

CLUJ NAPOCA

Dr.Moshe Carmilly Institute for Hebrew and Jewish Studies (Babes Bolyai University)

Str. Croitorilor nr. 13
400162 Cluj Napoca
Tel./Fax.: +40 (0) 264 532221
Email: institut.iudaice@euro.ubbcluj.ro

 

The Institute is headquartered in a converted former synagogue.

 

RADAUTI

 There is a small permanent exhibit on local Jewish history in the Great Synagogue.

 

SIMLEU SILVANIEI

Northern Transylvania Holocaust Memorial Museum

Museum memorial opened in 2005 in the former synagogue in Simleu Silvaniei, built int 1976. Driving force behind it was the architect Adam Wapniak. The museum is operated and maintained by the Jewish Architectural Heritage Foundation of New York and Asociata Memoralia Hebraica Nuşfalău – a Romanian NGO, with support from other organizations and institutions.

 

VISEU DE SUS

A small Jewish museum/permanent exhibit, with panels in Romania, German and English,  opened in 2011 in the wooden house near the train station where sawmill-owner Alexander Elefant, the last Jew residing in the town, lived.  The house is also used as a cafe. The project was carried out by Migu Schneeberger, a Swiss researcher and photographer.

Article with photos and video about the museum

Pdf of the panels in the museum, with photos, history and a map of the pre-war town