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Jewish museums in the former USSR and in the world: aims and significance

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EAJ Policy papers, No 24 (August 2019)

In most countries of the modern world, Jewish museums have become an indispensable component of the cultural life. In Europe, the history of the establishment and development of the Jewish museums is mostly related to feelings of guilt and responsibility for the Second World War tragedy by the governments of the countries, where the museums are located. In Israel and the United States, the main subject of the Jewish Museum is the history of the success of the people that overcame the Holocaust, and in the post-Soviet space it is reviving of Jewish life in traditional community centers. The two largest Jewish museums in the post-Soviet space are the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center and the Museum of Jewish History in Russia.

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Dr. Maria Kaspina
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