Adolfo Kaminsky, a member of the Resistance and a brilliant forger, spent thirty years of his life producing counterfeit identity papers to save lives. He discovered photography during the Second World War reproducing official stamps for forged identity cards.
Due to the covid 19 epidemic, this program has been cancelled. Tours for small groups (up to 15) are available from 1st september 2020
A guided tour for everyone: children, teenagers and adults
Due to the covid 19 epidemic, this programme has been cancelled. Tours for small groups (up to 15) are available from 1st september 2020.
A guided tour in English for everyone: children, teenagers and adults
Jules Adler (1865-1952) was born into an Alsatian Jewish family at Luxeuil-les-Bains in Franche-Comté. The powerful and singular oeuvre of this painter of the second naturalist generation is little known to the public today, yet one of his pictures, The Strike at Le Creusot (1899), became an iconic image of the workers’ struggle and has been frequently reproduced in history books.
From October 17th 2019 to February 23th 2020
Rosine Cahen (1857-1933) was born in Delme, a small town in Lorraine that had been home to a Jewish community since the end of the 17th century. She arrived in Paris in 1871, when her family opted for French nationality, as did 25% of the Jews in the territories annexed at the time by Germany.
In the museum’s permanent collection from 20 March to 22 September 2019, the BnF and the mahJ are showing a selection of Italian manuscripts exceptionally loaned by the BnF.