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Oslo Jewish Museum

Calmeyers gate 15B, Oslo 0183, Norway
+47 22 20 84 00
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Definitely worth the Visit

I’m not sure what I expected from my visit to the Oslo Jewish Museum, but I was pleasantly... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2018
Sooty_Shearwater
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Moss, Norway
Well worth a visit, especially if you have the Oslo Pass

This was a very interesting place. If I'm honest, I hadn't known about how badly the Norwegians... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
Sheen1968
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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The Jewish Museum in Oslo opened in 2008 in what used to be a synagogue in Calmeyers gate 15b. In the years 1921-1942 the synagogue was an integral part of Jewish life in this part of Oslo. The museum presents the history of the Jews in Norway from the middle of the 19th century up until the present. Where did the Jewish immigrants come from? How did they settle and live their lives in the Christian, Norwegian society? What is Jewish life like in Norway today? In conjunction with a permanent exhibition, the museum will also offer temporal exhibits and various cultural activities.
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Calmeyers gate 15B, Oslo 0183, Norway
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

I’m not sure what I expected from my visit to the Oslo Jewish Museum, but I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered a simple yet dignified museum rich with history and tradition. The actual museum was one room in two parts. The first part told...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

This was a very interesting place. If I'm honest, I hadn't known about how badly the Norwegians treated their Jewish citizens during the war - this was very unexpected. It was very sobering, as these places tend to be. We had a tablet with highlights...More

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Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

This small museum offers an intimate portrait of Norwegian Jews during WW11. It's rare that a museum dealing with this subject offers such an intimate view of personal experiences. Learning about the rescue of over 1000 Jews was a moving reminder that a glimmer of...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

Lots of useful history with pictures and descriptions of the persecution of Jews during world war 2. Not as harrowing as the Terror Museum in Budapest but it shows that Jews all over Europe suffered under the Nazis and their allies.

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

This is a small museum that would take about an hour. The exhibits are simple, to the point, highly personal and cover some aspects of Jewish life in Oslo. It aims to both educate the general public about the history of the minority, but also...More

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

The Museum has 2 parts. One mainly on the WW2 experience of Norway's Jews--which I found very interesting and well done; and the other about jewish/life/ritual in general--which was OK, but less interesting/unique to me.

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Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

I've passed by this museum so many times and finally I went in. I was very pleasantly surprised. The museum was not big, but it contained a lot. The museum's building has been a former synagogue and the interior shows a little of this. In...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2016

The Oslo Jewish Museum is very sobering. To remember the atrocities of the holocaust and the treatment of the Jews generally during World War II is heartbreaking but necessary to ensure that this never happens again.

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Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Nearly all of Norway's Jews were deported and exterminated during the Holocaust. The Oslo Jewish Museum celebrates the lives of those who perished. It also describes and explains contemporary Jewish life and ritual. We phoned on the day the museum was closed, but the director...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2016

6 Million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust - it's such an enormous number it's hard to grasp. This is the story of some 2000 Norwegian Jews - the ones that survived and the ones that didn't. This small and thoughtful museum tells their personal...More

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