France / Alsace

Colmar

Bartholdi Museum

30 Rue des Marchands, 68000 Colmar, France

Synagogue of Colmar ©Wikimedia Commons (Philippe Sosson)

The  Bartholdi Museum pays homage to the sculptor of the Statue of Liberty. One room features an interesting collection of Judaica. Particularly admirable is a bowl used by the brotherhood charged with final duties (Hevra Kadisha); it is in the form of a coffin with bearers (mid-nineteenth century). There are also precious examples of circumcision chairs and an ablution fountain from the cemetery at Herrlischeim.