Elie Wiesel Heritage Museum

IdentityFostering Elie Wiesel’s legacy and Jewish Heritage from Maramures.

At the Elie Wiesel Heritage Museum from Maramures, part of the Maramures Museum Complex, we connect people with the lived experience of Jewish Maramures through the legacy of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel.

The story we tell is one of a particular place and people, growing through reflection, interaction, and exchange. We capture the once cultural, historical, and economical center of the region’s complexity and contrasts through the museum collections, exhibitions, and programs. We summarize what we do in three words: discover, preserve and engage in order to pass the legacy. It is our responsibility and our mission. Building a shared understanding of Maramures and Sighet Jewish Heritage shapes stronger social cohesion. We are a particular visitor destination for the local community and worldwide tourists, a learning and social space. We are a part of Sighet’s life and history and through all our activities we contribute to Sighet’s cultural, educational, international, and economic drive.

Hosted by the former home of Elie Wiesel, the place where he was born and lived until he was 15, we are the place to understand the past, foster its Jewish heritage, and shape its possible future.

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