2017 MAY

2017 MAY

2017 MAY

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Professor Ellie Wiesel was born and raised in this house until the age of 16 years old, when he and his family and the whole Jewish Community of Sighet were deported to Auschwitz between May 16-22, 1944. Today, it is a Memorial to the Jewish Life Cycle of Pre-Holocaust Sighet Jewish Community.

Thousands of visitors are coming from all over the world including High school students and educators from the Region and across Europe.

The Museum organizes programs and exhibits throughout the year.


Visiting Hours:

Summer - Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 to 18:00 (Monday closed)

Winter – Monday - Friday 08:00-16:00 (Saturday and Sunday - closed)

 (see locations on map below)

Read more: The Elie Wiesel Memorial House (1928-2016) - The Museum of the Jewish Culture in Maramures

  The Sighet Jewish Cemetery is close to 500 years old: however many of the original tombstones are not to be found anymore, due to weather erosion and the materials the tombstones were made of.

Sighet was the capital of Chassidut movement, people from all over Europe used to come and visit.

Today, many Chassidim are coming to pay homage the “Famous Rabbis Ohel” many feel that writing notes, praying and making a pilgrimage will cure their health conditions, bring a match to single persons and so on.

If you wish to locate a grave please check www.sighet.org or /and contact Rabbi Ezra Berger ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Str. Szilagiy Istvan and Str. Izei (see locations on map below)

Read more: Sighet Jewish Cemetery

About 2000 Jews returned to Sighet following Liberation in 1945.

All came home to look for family members and relatives, unfortunately

very few were united with their families.

Some started new families or left to Israel to start a new life: However before leaving, a group decided to create this enormous Monument on the exact location where the largest Synagogue in Sighet stood up until it was set on fire.

Commemoration Services are held at the site during the year or by request.

(see locations on map below)