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To celebrate the history and culture of the former Jewish community in Hohenems, Austria

We are a non-profit organization, incorporated in New Jersey, for the purposes of supporting the Jewish Museum of Hohenems, Austria, known in German as the Jüdisches Museum Hohenems.

The Jewish Museum of Hohenems, as a regional museum, remembers the rural Jewish community of Hohenems and its various contributions to the development of Vorarlberg and the surrounding regions. It confronts contemporary questions of Jewish life and culture in Europe, the diaspora and Israel - questions of the future of Europe between migration and tradition. The museum also deals with the end of the community of Hohenems, the regional Nazi history, the expulsion or deportation of the last members of the community, anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. Along with these fragmented lines of regional and global history, it is also devoted to the people and their histories and maintains a relationship to the descendants of Jewish families in Hohenems around the world.

The permanent exhibition in the Heimann-Rosenthal Villa, which was built in 1864, documents the history of the Jewish community in Hohenems which existed for over three centuries until its destruction during the era of the Nazi regime. The museum offers annually changing exhibitions and an extensive program of events. Please click here to visit the museum's website.

Please click here to see the May 2021 newsletter

The American Friends of the Jewish Museum Hohenems (“AFJMH”) will sponsor one descendant of a Jewish family that formerly resided in Hohenems, Austria, to serve as a summer intern at the Jewish Museum in Hohenems, Austria in the summer of 2022. Please click here for more information