Fundatia Tarbut Sighet

Fundatia Tarbut Sighet

Fundatia Tarbut Sighet

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

Sighet Village Museum is located about 3 km. outside of the city, in a forest area.

One can visit various wooden houses representing folkloric homes of the many nationalities who lived or still live in the Region.

The Drimer historical house was brought from Birsana, and opened officially May 2014.

Mr. Drimer was a Rabbi, Shohet(a person certified by a Rabbi or Jewish court of law to slaughter animals for food in the manner prescribed by Jewish law) and Melamed( Teacher). His house was a synagogue, a welcoming place for all travels in the area for lodging.

Rabbi’s Drimer House is in full tact as he lived in it for many years before deported to Auschwitz in 1944.

Read more: Sighet Village Museum - Drimer House

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)