JEWISH HISTORY & CULTURE
Jødisk Museum Trondheim
The Jewish Museum in Trondheim is located at Arkitekt Christies gate 1B, a building that housed Trondheim’s first railway station from 1864. The building was bought by the Jewish community in 1924 and converted into an Orthodox synagogue, which was inaugurated in 1925. The building is still in use on public holidays, as well as for meetings, functions and social events.
The museum opened on 12 May 1997 and was a gift to Trondheim to mark the city’s millennium. The museum’s exhibitions convey the history and culture of the Jewish people in this area before, during and after the Second World War.
The Jewish Museum Trondheim has a comprehensive and unique collection consisting of several thousand photographs, documents and items. The collection is unique, owing both to its size and the fact that it contains material that disappeared in other places during the war years.
Atelier Benkow (temporary)
The exhibition is about the politician Jo Benkow and his family, who lived in several places in Norway, including Trondheim.
Jo Benkow came from a family of Jewish photographers. The family fled Tsar-Russia of the time to Sweden and later went to Norway. In this photo exhibition we tell their dramatic story. It’s about drive and perseverance, but also about big losses. The exhibition is based on the photographers’ own professional and private images
Home. Gone. Holocaust in Trondheim
In the exhibition “Home. Gone. Holocaust in Trondheim”, visitors get to know the stories of a selected 16 people from Trondheim and the northern regions who were victims of the genocide of the Jews during the Second World War.
From Shtetl to Stiftstad
The exhibition tells the story of the Jews in Trondheim from the time they settled in the city in the latter half of the 19th century. The exhibition talks about how the Jewish immigrants established themselves, their daily lives, unity and fellowship, as well as religious customs and challenges. It also tells the story of the integration into Trondheim society and how descendants have preserved their Jewish heritage and identity.
City walks in The Jewish Trondheim
In the summer season (June 15th – Aug 16th) you can join a guided city walk from the museum to explore the Jewish footprints of Trondheim:
WEDNESDAYS: 11 am