The Shadow of the Past

The special exhibition presents works of European art that were looted from Bratislava Jews by the Slovak state during World War II. After 1948, when the Slovak National Gallery was established, these artworks ended up in its collections.
We present them as a memorial to the unknown collectors who once owned them. The exhibition is a joint project of the Slovak National Gallery and the Jewish Community Museum and will last until October 13, 2013.

Bratislava Synagogue

The Heydukova Street Synagogue is the only synagogue in Bratislava. Constructed in 1923-1926, it is a Cubist building designed by the Bratislava-based Jewish architect Artur Szalatnai-Slatinsky and is listed as a national cultural monument. Orthodox in orientation, the synagogue still serves as an active Jewish house of worship. A Bratislava Jewish Community Museum with a permanent exhibition “The Jews of Bratislava and Their Heritage” is installed upstairs and during the summer season is open to the public.

Bratislava Jewish Community Museum

“The Jews of Bratislava and Their Heritage” is the permanent exhibition of the Jewish Community Museum installed in the women’s gallery of the Heydukova Street Synagogue in Bratislava. This small museum was established by the Bratislava Jewish community to present its rich Jewish heritage and to open the synagogue building – an important monument of interwar architecture – to the public.

Bratislava is also home to a separate Museum of Jewish Culture, a state-run branch of the Slovak National Museum.


Jewish Community Museum
Kozia 18, 814 47 Bratislava
Tel.: +421-2-5441 6949


GPS: 48°8'49.00"N, 17°6'43.50"E
Heydukova 11-13, Bratislava


Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

The Museum is open from May 23
to October 12 / except Jewish holidays