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Visual Documentation of the Jewish Communities in Switzerland

The Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot is asking for your assistance in collecting photographs and films depicting all aspects of Jewish life in Switzerland, past and present. Our aim is that with your assistance to enrich our photo and film collections and thus to ensure that Jewish life in Switzerland is recorded in the museum’s databases and becomes an integral part of our museum, along with all other Jewish communities throughout the Diaspora.

All photographs and films will be returned to the owners.

For inquiries please contact:

Ms. Simona Benyamini
Director of the Oster Visual Documentation Center at Beit Hatfutsot
Telephone: 972-3-7457850
[email protected]


Home for the senior citizens in Aargau, Lengnau, Switzerland. Postcard, 1880-1920. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center. Ami ben Ya’acov Collection, New York


The synagogue in Lausanne, Switzerland, inaugurated in 1912. Postcard. Beit Hatfutsot, the Oster Visual Documentation Center. Courtesy of Max Perls, Israel