MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND CULTURE
OF BUKOVYNIAN JEWS
Year established: 2008
Location: Teatralna sq. 5
The museum was first opened in October 2008 when Chernivtsi’s 600th anniversary was celebrated. The display is located in the former Jewish National House in Teatralna sq. 5 (now the Central City Culture Palace).
Eurasian Jewish Congress (Alexandr Mashkevish)
Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine (VAAD) (Josef Zissels)
Chernivtsi Jewish Social and Cultural Fund
The exhibit covers the period between end XVIII and mid XX centuries. A considerable number of the displayed items are old books, documents, post cards, religious and everyday life items. Substantial attention has been given to the religious life of Bukovynian Jews. The museum makes familiar with the Jewish cultural and political movement of the end XIX – early XX centuries, literature activities in Bukovyna, as well as the everyday life of Jews, their professions, hobbies and spiritual wants.
sections of the exhibit were developed by research workers of Chernivtsi
National University. Documents were provided by the State Archive of Chernivtsi
oblast, research workers of Jerusalem University (Israel), University of
Columbia, Holocaust Museum in Washington and YIVO institute in New York (USA). The
museum organization was supported by Hesed Shushana charitable fund, Or Avner
center, famous regional ethnographers, collection owners and Diaspora
GALLERY (click photos to enlarge)