The first Jewish museum in Slovakia has opened in the women’s gallery of Bratislava’s only synagogue.
With approximately 600 Jews currently living in Slovakia’s capital today, this is seen as part of an overall long-term strategy to preserve and maintain the synagogue.
Maros Borsky, the Jewish community’s vice president and the person responsible for curating the museum stated:
“It tells a story, our story, that dates back centuries.”
Exhibits at the new museum include photographs, paintings and documents related to Jewish life before, during and after the Holocaust; as well as Judaica items collected by Eugen Barkany, after the Second World War.
Meanwhile, a new coin has been issued by The National Bank of Slovakia, which marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Chatam Sofer (1762 – 1839), who was one of Europe’s most noted scholars of the Talmud.
He was also founder of the Bratislava Yeshiva, which was the primary institute of Hebrew education up until the Second World War.
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