Thanks to the Jewish Museum’s close contact with Hohenems descendants, its photographic collection has rapidly grown in recent years and covers mainly three areas:
– The history of Jewish families and their descendants in the Hohenems diaspora.
– The history of the Jewish Quarter in Hohenems and its significant structures.
– The history of Jewish life in Vorarlberg and Tyrol.
The museum collects original photographs, namely photo albums as well as backup copies of important historical photographic holdings that are privately held. This way, they are maintained at a centralized location for the benefit of the descendants spread all over the world.
The photographic holdings are collected and tagged in a digital database. They can be researched and viewed online. This project was greatly supported by the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) in London.