Aside from being one of the most beautiful and largest synagogues in Europe, it is also a museum that commemorates Jewish history in Florence. The Florence Jewish museum opened in 1981 to show its collections of Judaism in Florence to the public that can be dated back to the Roman times.
Inside the museum you can find documents, photos that documented Jewish life in the city, ornamental objects, fabrics, furniture, and objects typically found in Jewish homes that were used for festivals and celebrations. Sara Cividale, President of the Jewish Community of Florence speaks briefly about the life of Jewish people before and after WWII when fascist Europe rounded up and deported Jewish people to the concentration camps.
The museum is open for visits and has computers with internet to connect with others around the world. For more information visit http://moked.it/jewishflorence