From the Middle Ages to the present day - The permanent exhibition
Introduction: The History of the Jews of Hohenems
Settlement: "Why are we here?"
Tradition and Enlightenment: "Who are we?"
Diaspora and migration: "What is our world?"
Identities: "Who am I?"
Integration and exclusion: "Do we belong?"
Salomon Sulzer: "a place of pilgrimage for my descendants ..."
National Socialism: "There have been Jews in Hohenems for 327 years ..."
Escape: "So the Swiss absolutely did not make it easy for us ..."
Extermination: "The last Jew ..."
Displaced Persons: "Despite all that ..."
Descendants tell: "He loved Hohenems. I still don't understand that today."
Remembering / Not remembering: "Not exactly Jew-friendly ..."
The permanent exhibition of the Jewish Museum Hohenems in the Villa Heimann-Rosenthal conveys the history of the Jewish community from its beginnings to its end under National Socialism after 1938. It tells of a life between local ties and transnational family networks, of migration and home, hopes, successes and disappointments, persecution and escape routes. The new beginnings of the survivors after 1945, the dispute about remembering and not remembering and the present of the Hohenems diaspora, the perspectives of the descendants are also addressed. Exhibits on the cycles of life and years accompany the historical tour. Visitors are invited to move between the themes of history and those questions that are still relevant today.
Opening hours museum and café:
Tue to Sun 10-17 and public holidays
Adults: 8,00 €
Reduced: 5,00 €
for pupils, apprentices, students, senior citizens, people with disabilities, civil servants, Ö1 Club members, with the aha card, the EYCA youth card, the Vorarlberg family pass and for groups of 15 persons or more
Free admission: for children and young people up to 19 years of age, for holders of the V-card, Hunger for Art and Culture, ICOM members
Current information on guided tours: https://www.jm-hohenems.at/programm/offentliche-fuhrungen
Photo: Dietmar Walser, Hohenems
In the permanent exhibition of the Jewish Museum Hohenems