EDJC 2023 > European Days of Jewish Culture in Oporto
Jewish Museum of Oporto
Admission free. The Jewish Museum of Oporto reveals the four millennia of Jewish history in the world and about two millennia on the land that is now Portugal, to the present day. Valuable objects, documents and films are dedicated to the brightest era of the Jewish community of Oporto, the edict of King D. Manuel, the times of the Inquisition and the community’s return in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. In addition to the rooms of the museum with the centuries-old history of the community, the Museum has a room with the film awards won by the community, a room on modern antisemitism, a room dedicated to operation Yonathan, a room-wine cellar with kosher Port wine and even a cinema.
There are three exhibits displayed at the Jewish Museum that relate to the period of the Inquisition. The first is a replica of a prison wagon that was used in the award-winning film "1618". The second is a book entitled "Sentinela Contra os Judeus" by Frei de Torrejoncillo. He described Jews as dangerous and having a tail. The third exhibit is a plaque with the names of people persecuted for Judaizing heresies.
At 10:30 this Memorial to the Victims of Inquisition in Oporto will be inaugurated.
The film “Sefarad” in the cinema of the Jewish Museum
Admission free. Screening of the film “Sefarad”. Showings at 10h30, 12h30 and 15h00. “Sefarad” tells the story of the Jewish community in the city of Oporto from 1923 to the present day, highlighting the action of Captain Barros Basto who, together with about thirty Ashkenazi Jews, tried to build a strong Jewish organisation in the city. The Captain was slandered by anonymous denunciations which led to him being expelled from the army. He became known as the “Portuguese Dreyfus”.
Each showing of the film “Sefarad” is followed by a talk between the audience and the granddaughter of Captain Barros Basto, Isabel Lopes, current Vice-President of the Jewish Community of Oporto.
10:00 - 17:30
R. de Guerra Junqueiro 325,
Jewish Museum of Oporto / Museu do Holocausto do Porto