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For centuries, Hohenems used to be home to a small Jewish community. The Jewish quarter has been given a careful facelift in recent years. Guided visits are organised on the first Sunday of the month and on request. The stations visited include the former synagogue, today the concert hall named after Salomon Sulzer, the mikwe (the ritual bath) and the cemetery.
The former Heimann-Rosenthal villa is home to the Jewish Museum Hohenems, which documents the history of the Jews in Hohenems in a modernly designed permanent exhibition and in changing special exhibitions.
The permanent exhibition at Villa Heimann-Rosenthal documents the 300-year history of the Jewish community from its origins to its end after 1938.
Jewish Vinyl. A Jewish Century on Records
21 October 2014 to March 2015
The exhibition “Jewish Vinyl. A Jewish Century on Records“ portrays the triumph of the record and the gramophone, both invented and patented in the late 19th century by Emil Berliner, a Jew of German descent. Vinyl records and the gramophone player with the distinctive large horn became objects of cult in the new century and have remained so to this very day.