Jewish Museum de Londres
The new Jewish Museum is now open. Following a £10m investment, we have created not just an enlarged home for our internationally acclaimed collections but also an inspirational place for you to explore Jewish culture, heritage and identity. Engaging with people of all ages, backgrounds and faiths the new galleries bring our collections to life by placing the Jewish story into the wider context of British history.
The new museum has been designed by Long & Kentish Architects, an award-winning practice who have a long history of developing museums and galleries including the British Library Centre for Conservation, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (Museum of the Year 2007) and the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth. The new museum triples the space of the museum at our Camden Town site.
We look forward to welcoming you to our new museum.
Our new facilities include:
This intimate gallery tells the story of Auschwitz survivor, Leon Greenman OBE. Born in the East End of London, Leon was living with his family in the Netherlands when war broke out. Unable to prove their British nationality, the Greenmans faced a similar fate to their fellow Jews across Nazi-occupied Europe. Leon’s wife and son were murdered at Auschwitz. He survived six concentration camps and until his death in 2008 spoke tothousands of young people as a witness of the Holocaust, delivering a powerful message against racism.
The gallery displays many of Leon’s family possessions, including his wife’s wedding dress and his son’s toy, accompanied by a poignant film of Leon talking about his experiences.
It also features filmed testimonies from four Holocaust survivors who have also settled in Britain – Solly Irving, Jack Kagan, Josef Perl and Mala Tribich. Their experiences highlight the devastating impact of Nazi occupation for Jewish families across Europe, and the tremendous courage shown by those who survived.