Jewish Heritage Europe

Museums, Memorials & Cultural Institutions


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 CIMEC

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


Center for the Study of Jewish History in Romania

Centrul  Pentru Studiul Istoriei Evreilor din România
Calea Călăraşilor nr. 57B, sector 3, cod 030612, Bucureşti
Tel/Fax : +40 (0)213151045, (0)213264514

Goldstein-Goren Israel Studies Centre, Bucharest University


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

HaSefer Jewish Publishing House

Str. Maria Rosetti nr.17, cod 020481, ap. 5-6 interfon 005
Bucureşti – România
Tel/fax: +40 (0)21 308 6208

Museum of the History of Romanian Jews

Holy Union Synagogue
2, Strada Mamulari, Bucharest, Romania



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

The Institute is headquartered in a converted former synagogue.


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

SIGHETU MARMATIEI (Hungarian: Sighet)


Elie Wiesel home and museum

corner of Dragos Voda and Tudor Vladmirescu streets

Opened at a ceremony attended by Wiesel himself in 2002, the museum includes rooms furnished the way a Jewish family would have lived before World War II, as well as memorabilia, documents, photographs and other material.

Sighet Open Air Village Museum (Skansen)

A collection of traditional wooden houses and other buildings brought from around Maramures that includes two houses once owned and lived in by Jews.


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.


A small Jewish museum/permanent exhibit, with panels in Romania, German and English,  opened in 2011 in one room of the wooden house near the train station (now a cafe) 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