This web page is produced within the Project “On the trails of history”, implemented by the Jewish Community of the Republic of Moldova.
The main outcome of this prominent work is the launch of the first Virtual Museum of Judaica in Moldova. The present web page will introduce you to exhibitions of the virtual museum.
The project team conducted unique researches and exceptional field works, collected items and documents relating to the secular Jewish history of these lands, which passed through various and rather controversial stages. It saw the Pale of Settlement creation, 77 synagogues and praying houses located in Chisinau, tragic 1903 and 1905 Pogroms, Jewish agrarian colonies flourishing, the horror of Holocaust, attempts to restore the community after WW II , mass 1990s’ Aliyah to Israel, and finally the revival of our days.
Each item of this outstanding collection was carefully placed in its historical context by the team of experts with the support of community members from all over the country, including the left bank of the River Nistru. Digitalized collection was converted into a web platform, created for all of us to discover, preserve and enrich our heritage. It is an easy modern tool, which we hope will bring some food for though and inspiration for action!
Museum’s guests will discover its bright and dark sides, get to know happy faces and tears, visit its households and feel the holidays’ atmosphere. Welcome to the first Virtual Museum of Judaica in Moldova!
The project team would be happy to hear visitors’ impressions and receive suggestions, so please take a moment to let us know what you think, using the contacts from the web page.
We thank the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe, Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund and the Euro-Asian Jewish Congress for the kind support offered.
The project was implemented in partnership with Chisinau Jewish Library named after “I.Manger”, the Museums of History from the cities of Balti, Soroca, Chisinau, Bender and Ribnita, Holocaust museum of the Jewish lyceum ORT “Rambam”, Academy of sciences of Moldova, Kishinev Jewish Jacobs Campus KEDEM, National Archives of Moldova, www.oldchisinau.com- web resource, Republican Volunteers Center, private families archives, national experts, Jewish schools and a team of volunteers.
With our best regards,
“On the trails of history” Project team