Jewish heritage

Explore curated collections and engaging stories about Jewish customs, tradition, culture and history

Stories

Read our blogs and explore galleries on topics from Jewish history

black and white photograph of a people walking in an urban street
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Tracing the term ghetto through history across several centuries - from the Jewish ghetto of Venice to 'ghetto fabulous'

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Synagogues, Jewish communities' places of worship, have been found across Europe for millennia

colour portrait of Simone Veil
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Activist, feminist, politician and Holocaust survivor, whose life reflects high and low points of the 20th century

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Sweden's Judiska Museet introduce Jewish immigrant Rosenbaum who ran a drapery store in Sundsvall for decades

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For Jews around the world, the beginning of autumn is also the time of the Jewish New Year, or Rosh Hashanna in Hebrew

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His secret mission informed world leaders about Nazi atrocities in occupied Poland.

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The dissolution of the Jewish communities of the Arab world is commemorated on November 30.

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This blog presents a selection of photographs from The Israel Museum that points to the stories of migration

Arts and culture

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Polish Jewish migrant Tuschinski established several cinemas in the Netherlands, particularly in Amsterdam and Rotterdam

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Exploring a collection of Jewish music and Yiddish theatre by Finnish record producer Harry Orvomaa

black and white photograph of the facade of a modern circular theatre building, beset with a striking collage of glass windows.
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Founded in Moscow, the Habima theatre company dreamed of a Jewish cultural renaissance through Hebrew.

A sepia photograph of a dancer in multicoloured blocked dress, their pose stylised and silhouetted.

Discover Baruch Agadati's and Gertrud Kraus' unique choreographies, fabulous costumes and striking performance styles.

Sport

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Youngest-ever Olympic boxer, who survived the Holocaust

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Hungarian Olympic gold medallist who survived the Holocaust and lived through the 1956 Revolution

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Table tennis world champions from Vienna

Browse collections

Browse Judaica collections from cultural heritage institutions across Europe

Historical Photos from the AIU archives of Jewish schools, pupils and local events (North Africa, Balkans, Middle East)

Archival material in Yiddish, including books and periodicals, video, theater posters, and sheet music.

Material focusing on history, languages, literature, culture, folklore, and religious traditions of East European Jewry

Books from the Leo Baeck institute, mostly in German and Yiddish.

Commemorating the contribution British Jews made during World War I

Browse a collection of Jewish periodicals from Serbia dating from the 1930s to 1960s