Eesti Juudi Muuseum

  • Estonian Jewish Museum

History

The Jewish community of Estonia exists from the beginning of the 19th century, although it's known that Jews were already here in 1333. The museum tells the life of Estonian Jews from the 19th century to present days, and shows their contriution to Estonian life.

Administrative Structure

The museum has 4 parts: main exposition archive reading room electronical branch of the museum

Archival and Other Holdings

The museum holds mostly copies from books, periodicals, archives and museums, as well as some personal documents and items from the war period in Soviet territory. Furthermore, the museum holds original (mainly personal) documents and testimonies from the interwar period about Jewish community life. As there were no survivors, there are no testimonies about the Holocaust.

Opening Times

Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Research Services

Reading room where visitors may find books, articles, video and music. Also they can use 2 computers for watching the EJA side and video material.

Languages Used

  • English

  • Estonian

  • Russian

Scripts Used

  • Cyrillic

  • Latin

Sources

  • Anton Weiss-Wendt (30-8-2011)/online search

  • Additional information added by Neringa on 26 November 2015 ased on the information presented in the leaflet of the Estonian Jewish Museum.