Zagreb has a new Jewish Museum, opened on September 4 — the European Day of Jewish Culture.
The museum, curated by Mira Wolf, displays ritual objects, textiles, documents and other material related to the 210-year history the Jewish community in Zagreb. It is located in the Jewish community building at Palmoticeva 16 and grows out of an art gallery that had been displayed there.
Jewish community leaders hope that eventually the museum can be transferred to a Jewish center that they hope to erect on the site of Zagreb’s main synagogue, which was blown up in 1941 by the local fascist authorities.
The only other Jewish museum in Croatia is a small exhibition in the building of the centuries-old synagogue in Dubrovnik, on the Adriatic coast.
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