Jewish Museum of Sosua

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Starting in 1940 during Hitler's Reign in Germany and the rise of Nazism across Europe, many European Jews fled their homeland to seek a safe haven. Between 1940 and 1945, around 700 Jewish refugees settled in modern day Sousa and started a new rural life. The Jewish Museum of Sousa is dedicated to those first Jewish Settlers' hardships and struggle to survive, as well as how they shaped modern day Sousa.

Exhibits

The museum features mostly photographs and stories of the original settlers, as well as a narrative that follows them through the early years. Visitors will be able to take their time and explore the history, as well as visit one of the temporary and rotating exhibits that change time to time.

Staying Close

Consider staying in Sosua if you plan on visiting Jewish Museum of Sosua, as travelers to this region of the Dominican Republic will have easy museum access for the duration of their trip. Though the area isn't a major hub for tourism, you'll nevertheless find a reasonably varied selection of hotel options to choose from.

Hotels near Jewish Museum of Sosua
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Hotel Casa Valeria Hotel 0.0 mi. (17.8 km) SSW
Casa Marina Reef Resort 0.0 mi. (17.8 km) NNW
Hotel El Rancho Hotel -- --
Hotel Casa Cayena Hotel 0.1 mi. (17.8 km) SSW
Casa Marina Beach Resort 0.1 mi. (17.8 km) N
Hotel Orchidee Hotel 0.1 mi. (1.1 km) ESE
Hotel Romanoff Hotel 0.2 mi. (18.0 km) NE

Location and What's Nearby

If you work up an appetite while viewing the museum, don't worry -- you'll discover a wide variety of local dining spots in the general vicinity. Casa Valeria Restaurant, which serves up contemporary fare, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Also within reach, you and your party will come across restaurants like El Botin and Casa Cayena Restaurant where you and your companions may try a bit of eclectic food and experience the Dominican Republic culture.

Information

Operating Hours

You might want to give the museum a call ahead to get their operating hours.

Payment

For price of admission, you should call Jewish Museum of Sosua ahead of time to find out if they charge, and if so, how much.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (809) 571-3565

Location: Calle Doctor Rosen, Sosua, the Dominican Republic

Website: http://www.sosuamuseum.org/

 

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