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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 exhibition “What you always wanted to know (but never dared to ask)“ will be on show from 25 March to 7 October 2012.
A myriad of questions has always surrounded Judaism; some are genuine - or seeming - taboos, uneasy or embarrassing, yet most can be readily answered. Together with Jewish artists, the Jewish Museum in Hohenems tries to address these questions in an unconventional and thought-provoking manner / www.jm-hohenems.at