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The Elie Wiesel Memorial House - The Museum of the Jewish Culture in Maramures

Str. Tudor Vladimirescu Nr. 1, Sighetu Marmatiei 435500, Romania
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good small museum about Jews in Romania

I learned a lot. This is a small, but well done museum. It shows the jewish history of the area... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
Ken L
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Colville, Washington
A museum well worth the visit

The building displays the way of life of the Jews in this area, including typical period furniture... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Peacelovers
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Str. Tudor Vladimirescu Nr. 1, Sighetu Marmatiei 435500, Romania
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

I learned a lot. This is a small, but well done museum. It shows the jewish history of the area. There are docents to answer all questions you might have.

Thank Ken L
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

The building displays the way of life of the Jews in this area, including typical period furniture and general history of the Jewish community and the area around from the beginning of the 20th century. It was interesting learning more about the Jewish fate and...More

1  Thank Peacelovers
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

The former home of the Wiesel family is now a 4 room museum. One of the rooms has been left in its original state with the family furniture and photos. The others are full of photos, literature, and charts which document the plight of the...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We went here on the recommendation of a woman at our accommodation and learnt a lot about Elie Wiesel during our short visit to this museum, in terms of his experiences in the concentration camps and what he did afterwards. However, unfortunately, we timed our...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

A small memorial to Elie Wiesel, who was born in the town of Sighetu. Set in his childhood house, the few rooms give a brief guide to his life and the that of Jews in this part of Romania during WW2. Worth a visit, though...More

2  Thank David L
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

The Eli Wiesel house is of such importance---Maramures had a significant Jewish population before WWII, but sadly no longer. The museum provides important history on Jewish life before the War and information how the Jewish population was targeted and deported; these are lessons which must...More

5  Thank Ruleena
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Reviewed 30 July 2016

Elie Wiesel died a few weeks before we got to visit his home. It felt like an honor to walk among these walls.

3  Thank girasole9
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

We visited here with 3 kids that were not interested in the house as they were hungry. My 11 year old is fascinated by the Holocaust, but didn't really engage with the exhibits and we have been to Ann Frank's house, Mauthausen, and other rememberance...More

3  Thank gsmyles
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Reviewed 9 November 2015

A small museum in the house were Ely Wiesel which received the Nobel price for peace grew up. It is dedicated both to him and the large Jewish communities which lived in Sighet and all Maramures before the Holocaust. A place to remember things we...More

2  Thank Andrei D
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Reviewed 12 August 2015

I am very glad that I read The Night for which he won his Nobel prize as this is the house described in the book in which his family had to flee during World War II. We have been to many Holocaust museums all over...More

3  Thank JoanJ77
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