Jewish Museum of Switzerland

Characteristics
History: 

Opened in 1966

Inventory: 

The Museum presents objects of different forms and provenance. Its aims to Jewish customs and ceremonies. The exhibited items are grouped as follows:

  • Jewish Law: Tora pointer, Tora mantle
  • Jewish Year : objects regularly used on Jewish holidays throughout the year (lamps, kiddush cups, tablecloths and spicy-box)
  • Jewish everyday life: tools for embossing Hebrew letters, Tefillin-bag
  • Jewish history : objects and documents in the collection testify that for many centuries Jews had very limited choice on how to make their living (Tape Measure, purse)

  • Highlights of the collection: medieval gravestones from the Jewish cemetery of St. Peter's Square, Hebraic prints and books of the Jewish community in Basel from the 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th century, writings and pictures concerning the beginning of Zionism, documents focusing on the first and second World War and publications from Theodor Herzl.

    Postal address
    Kornhausgasse 8
    4051
    Basel
    Switzerland
    Contact
    Phone number: 
    +41 61 261 95 14
    Statistics
    Review Date: 
    16.06.2017