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“Heart-touching experience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center

Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center
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Jewish Heritage Tour in Moscow
Ranked #27 of 2,388 things to do in Moscow
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Owner description: All museums are similar to some extent. Often it is a collection of items united by one theme, lying on display behind the glass. You cannot say the same about our museum. It is different. It is interactive. It is difficult to say what it resembles most, a museum in its conventional meaning or a theme park. The exposition imparts the information in a multitude of ways. It is multifaceted. It engulfs you, enters your mind and interacts with almost every single of your sense organs. And it is possible thanks to the cutting-edge audio-visual and computer technologies.В чем-то все музеи очень похожи друг на друга. Часто это объединенное по тому или иному принципу собрание вещей и предметов на витринах под стеклом. О нашем музее этого сказать нельзя. Он другой. Он интерактивен. Сложно определить, на что он больше похож — на музей как таковой или на парк развлечений. Вся информация, которую призвана донести до посетителей экспозиция, имеет разные способы подачи. Она объемна. Она обступает людей, проникает в их сознание, воздействует почти на все органы чувств. Это стало возможно благодаря использованию современных компьютерных и аудиовизуальных технологий. История расселения евреев по миру подана в виде большой интерактивной карты. Огромные витрины, на которые проецируются уникальные фильмы и фотографии, воссоздают образ типичного местечка XVIII — начала XX веков. Аудиоэффекты органично дополняют визуальный ряд и создают эффект присутствия. Архитектурные конструкции спроектированы таким образом, что дополняют экспозицию и усиливают вовлеченность. Давайте подробнее остановимся на каждом из пунктов.
Moscow, Russia
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Heart-touching experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

Only history and God has to judge why "chosen" nation had to suffer so much, but this museum is nice and makes you think about future of the mankind while observing the past and the present

Visited May 2013
2 Thank Mikhailruss
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“So Glad We Went To This Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2013

Before we came to Moscow we had seen an advertisement for this Museum, including that Putin contributed a month's salary to its construction. They did not build it to be convenient to tourists, but maybe their intent was that this be a local place to go.

I believe this museum's purpose is to teach the Russian history of the Jewish people, and also to teach tolerance of minorities. There is a section of the museum that allows visitors to take a test about tolerance. We saw teenagers there participating.

The information in the museum was vey revealing about life for Jews in Russia, and there were no attempts to sugar coat what took place. For those with an interest in the true history of Jews in this part of the world, the museum is a must.

Visited November 2013
2 Thank PAWMAW1983
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“New, modern and powerful, worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

First- it is beautiful. The interactive displays are engrossing and tell the story in a powerful way. Young docents who speak English are there to help guide and explain. Very well done.... can't wait to go back on our own (we were with a group) and explore at our own pace.

Visited June 2013
5 Thank RUSSELLB83
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atlanta, ga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A new jewish museum in moscow”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2013

This year old museum in Moscow attempts to revitalize jewish history from the establishment of the Pale of Settlement by Catherine the Great, through the emergence of the Yiddish Civilization usually associated with the shtetl culture, through the soviet times and the genocide of WW11 culminating in horrors such as Babia Yar. Seemingly an impossible task, the museum does not shy away from this brutal history. Are we to believe that things are changing for the better in Russia; that ci vil rights take prescident over political power? No opinion here....the museum is worth a whole day for learning and contimplation.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank phussygirl
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“Wow! Very Highly Recommend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

A major wow!!! I have lived in Moscow a very long time and even live close to this centre but tody was my first visit and it utterly overshot my expectations. Entirely agree with the reviewer that said worth coming to Moscow for and totally disagree with the reviewer that implied it was not good for non-Russian speakers; English is very well catered for. I've seen pretty much everything in Moscow, many a dozen times or more but this centre from today will be my main recommendation to visitors and if like me you are a resident, go do it, it would be worth travelling to Jerusalem for and the RUB 400 entrance is top value for money - imagine paying only Euro 9 or GBP7.50 for such a set of experiences.

Visited November 2013
3 Thank Chaika
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