The European Route of Jewish Heritage
heritage is an integral part of European history and culture.
Much of it is rooted in Europe, with a story of migrations,
persecutions and precariousness; but also of exchanges,
humanism and a profusion of mutual enrichment.
Dates and countries
Incorporated into the programme "The Council of Europe Cultural
Countries: Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic,
Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands,
Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom
European Jewish heritage mainly includes:
archaeological sites, old synagogues and cemeteries, ritual
baths, Jewish quarters, monuments and memorials,
archives and libraries,
specialised museums to study, to protect and to publicise
Jewish life and its religious and daily artefacts.
The main goals of the European Route of Jewish Heritage
are to preserve, to promote and to keep alive Jewish heritage,
to develop tourism around these sites and to make Europeans
aware of the cultural richness brought by the Jews to Europe.
The European Day of Jewish Culture and the European Route
of Jewish Heritage have been promoted by an alliance of
several Jewish and non-Jewish organisations, including tourist
agencies as well as volunteer organisations. The AEPJ Association,
is formed by 2 organisations, B’nai B’rith Europe (BBE)
and the Red de Juderias de España (Network of Spanish Jewish
(Photo: Synagogue of Budapest, Hungary)