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Jewish Historical Museum


The Jewish History Museum in Sofia, established in 1992, stands as a significant institution dedicated to preserving and showcasing the rich Jewish heritage in Bulgaria. Housed within the Sofia Synagogue, it’s managed by the Organization of Jews in Bulgaria “Shalom.”

The museum’s focus spans the historical and cultural journey of the Jewish community on Bulgarian lands. Through documents, photographs, publications, and exhibitions, it offers a chronological narrative, illustrating Jewish life, traditions, customs, religious practices, and their interaction with other ethnic groups.

Two significant permanent exhibitions, “The Jewish communities in Bulgaria” and “The Holocaust and the rescue of the Jews in Bulgaria,” serve as crucial components. These exhibitions likely detail the history of Jewish communities in Bulgaria, their contributions to the country, and the complex narrative surrounding the Holocaust, emphasizing Bulgaria’s unique efforts in rescuing its Jewish population during that time.

The museum not only honors the cultural and historical legacy of Bulgarian Jewry but also educates visitors about the resilience, traditions, and experiences of this community within the broader context of Bulgaria’s history.

Entrance: BGN 5.00.

Work time:
Monday – Friday:
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
13:00 – 16:30

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