Elie Wiesel Museum, Jewish Culture Museum from Maramures

The Elie Wiesel Museum. Jewish Heritage Museum from Maramures, part of Maramures Museum Complex, connects people with Jewish Maramures’ lived experience 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 economic 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 passing the legacy. It is our responsibility and our mission.

 

Address

Elie Wiesel Museum, Jewish Culture Museum from Maramures
Tudor Vladimirescu Str. No. 1
435500 Sighetu Marmației
Romania

Get in touch

+ 4(0)262-311521
muzeu@muzeulmaramuresului.ro
The Elie Wiesel Museum. Jewish Heritage Museum from Maramures was founded in 2002 and it is part of the Maramures Museum Complex. The museum is located in the former house of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Elie Wiesel, the place where he was born and lived until he was deported by the Hungarian army in may 1944 at the age of 15, with the rest of the family and the rest of the Maramures Jewish community the other 38 000 Jews of Maramures. The Museum was founded in order to honor both the life and activity of Elie Wiesel as well as the heritage and memory of Maramures Jews that had a relevant impact on the local, regional and national history.
The Elie Wiesel Museum. Jewish Heritage Museum from Maramures was founded in 2002 and it is part of the Maramures Museum Complex. The museum is located in the former house of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Elie Wiesel, the place where he was born and lived until he was deported by the Hungarian army in may 1944 at the age of 15, with the rest of the family and the rest of the Maramures Jewish community the other 38 000 Jews of Maramures. The Museum was founded in order to honor both the life and activity of Elie Wiesel as well as the heritage and memory of Maramures Jews that had a relevant impact on the local, regional and national history.

From the collection

The first Jewish book printed in Sighet (1874), one of the important printing centers in Transylvania. The author, Rabbi Yosef Mordechai Ha-Cohen, who also lived in Sighet, managed to get acceptance letters from several of Maramures rabbis in order to publish this book. The book is part of dr. Ascher Ben Shmuel collection (donation).