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: Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the 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 set up cultural routes, tourism and social development around these sites, and to make Europeans aware of the cultural richness brought to Europe by the Jews.
The European Day of Jewish Culture and the European Route of Jewish Heritage are being promoted by an Alliance of several Jewish and non-Jewish organisations, including tourist agencies as well as volunteer organisations. The AEPJ association is currently formed by 6 organisations: B’nai B’rith Europe, the Red de Juderías de España, the Unione delle Comunità Ebraiche Italiane, the Rede de Judiarias de Portugal, the Fons Social Juif, and the Journées Européennes de la Culture et du Patrimoine Juifs en France.
(Photo: Synagogue of Budapest, Hungary)
AEPJ - Association Européenne pour la
Préservation du Patrimoine Juif |
Red de Juderías de España - Caminos