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Dear visitors!
Please note: The proposed plan for temporary exhibitions ((in the left column)
is provisional and only meant for orientation.
It will be changed and corrected according to the technical and organisational possibilities
of the museum and the available space.

We will inform you on the precise dates and topics of temporary exhibitions.

The "Temple" - from a synagogue to a "cinemagogue".
(in modern Czernowitz parlance "kinagoga")
The reformist synagoge "Temple" - The history of a magnificent edifice as a symbol for the flourishing and destruction of the progressive Jewish community of Chernivtsi.

Motives of the tables of testimony at the facades.
Jewish motives in the architecture of Chernivtsi (using research of N.Shevchenko).

Sausage with swastika.
Photographies by Willy Pragher: Chernivtsi and Bukovina 1941-1942.

"Abraham's guests".
Murals from the Chernivtsi synagogue "Beit-Tfilah Benjamin" in the context of the religious Jewish art tradition of Eastern Europe (using research of B.Khaimovich).

The mystery of the House of the Pioneers.
The synagogue in Novoselytsia - Unique murals under the plaster.

"Gruss aus Czernowitz".
The publishing house of Leon Koenig: Photographies and postcards from the end of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century (in cooperation with collectors from Chernivtsi).

"They don't like us? We don't like them either!"
The Soviet propaganda film "Bukovina - Ukrainian Land" (1940). How the ideological foundation for the pre-war deportation of the Bukovinian population was created.

Yossele from the village Davideny.
The exceptional singer Josef Schmidt: The remarkable rise, the worldwide fame and the tragic death of the "Bukovinian nightingale".

"The Lost Harp".
Bukovinian Jewish poets who wrote in the German language, translated into Ukrainian by Petro Ryhlo.

The books of the "people of the Book".
The destiny of the book - the destiny of the author - the destiny of the people (from the museum's book collection).

Everyday life, holidays, Shabbat.
Judaica and ritual objects from the museum's collection: Religious Jewish traditions and everyday life.

Kolnik and Kopelman.
Bukovinian artists of Jewish origin: The same starting point, different paths (in cooperation with the Chernivtsi art museum).

Wiping the archive dust...
The history of the Bukovinian Jews in archives of Chernivtsi and Austria (using material of the document compilation "The Jewish population and the development of the Jewish national movement of Bukovina" by O.Dobrzhanskiy, M.Kushnir und M.Nykyrsa).

"A goat is grazing on my ancestor's grave".
The Jewish cemeteries of Bukovina: Nothing but dilapidation and devastation, or is it possible to do something? (in cooperation with the volunteer organisation SVIT Ukraine).

"Whoever saves one life, saves the whole world".
Traian Popovici and Grzegorz Szymanowicz - Rescuers of Jews during the years of the Holocaust.

The stories of remarkable houses.
Buildings that belonged to the Jewish community of Bukovina: What they were like and what happened to them.

"Wandering prince who obtained his azure".
Itzik Manger - An exceptional Yiddish poet.

A new historic community of people - the invalids of the 5th column.
Jewish inhabitants of Chernivtsi during the Soviet time. The loss of Jewish identity and its revival.

Voices from silence.
Sidi Tal and Leibu Levin - "wandering stars" of the Chernivtsi's scene.

The Synagogengasse and its surroundings.
The Jewish quarter of Chernivtsi, its inhabitants, buildings and legends.

The mobile exhibition
“How Goodly Are Thy Tents, O Jacob...Wall paintings in Bukovinian Synagogues”

The exhibition was prepared by the Chernivtsi Museum of Bukovynian Jewish History and Culture within the framework of the project “Wall paintings in Bukovynian synagogues: rediscovering the old Jewish tradition”, which had been realizing during the period of 2015-2016. The main goal of the project was to acquaint more people in Chernivtsi, in Ukraine and from abroad with the examples of the wall paintings in the synagogues, which are preserved in the historical region of Bukovyna.

On-line exhibition “Lost neighborhood”

An on-line exhibition “Lost neighborhood: memory about Jews of Central and Eastern Europe told by non-Jewish witnesses” was prepared in the framework of a common Ukrainian – Polish project. The exhibition, based on testimonies of witnesses, is dedicated tothe phenomenon of peaceful living together of different nationalities in many towns and villages of Central and Eastern Europe in the pre-war time. In particular the exhibition describes the neighborhood of Jewish and non-Jewish residents.

The temporary exhibition "Holocaust in Bukovina"

in the Museum of the History and Culture of Bukovinian Jews

In December 2013 – February 2014 the Chernivtsi Museum of the History and Culture of Bukovinian Jews displayed for its visitors a temporary exhibition “Holocaust in Bukovina”, which was prepared in the framework of the project “Holocaust in History Class”supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Kyiv. Pupils and students were the main target group of the exhibition. Photos, documents and letters, presented on the display boards, described the story of the tragic Holocaust events in Bukovina. In this way the organizers of the exhibition were trying to not only tell their visitors the historical truth about the tragedy of Jewish people, but help to form the perception of the Holocaust in the light of the local history – the history of the native village, town, city, land.

The temporary exhibition "Together"

in the Museum of the History and Culture of Bukovinian Jews

In November 2012 the exhibition "Together", dedicated to multiculturalism of Ukraine and Chernivtsi, was held in the Museum of the History and Culture of Bukovinian Jews. The exhibition was the final part of the project "Overcoming stereotypes together", which was being realized since April 2012. It was organized by the Chernivtsi Jewish Socio-Cultural Fund, the Museum of the History and Culture of Bukovinian Jews in a partnership with the Department of Education and realized on a grant of the Chernivtsi City Council. The project aimed at increasing the inter-ethnic understanding of youth.


Rose Ausländer. "Mutterland Wort".

On the 19th of May, 2011 the exhibition on the life and work of the German language poet Rose Auslander "Motherland Word" was opened in the entrance hall of the cinema "Chernivtsi". The exhibition, which is dedicated to Rose Auslander's 110th birthday, was organised by the Museum of the History and Culture of Bukovinian Jews.

Project "Jewish Chernivtsi. Unforgotten Image".
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