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Museum of Underground Prisoners Jerusalem

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The Museum of Underground Prisoners in Jerusalem is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the history of Israel’s struggle for independence. The museum is located in the Russian Compound neighborhood of Jerusalem. It is dedicated to telling the story of the Jewish underground fighters imprisoned by the British during the Mandate period.



So the Museum of Underground Prisoners in Jerusalem is housed in the former central prison of the British Mandate, which was used to detain Jewish underground fighters fighting to establish the State of Israel. Moreover, the prison was notorious for its harsh conditions, and the museum provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the prisoners who were held there.

The Museum of Underground Prisoners in Jerusalem – A Real Experience!

Most importantly, the Museum of Underground Prisoners in Jerusalem is designed as an experiential journey through the prison’s history. First, it introduces the British Mandate period and the Zionist struggle for independence. Furthermore, the exhibits are presented chronologically, and visitors are guided through the different sections of the prison. In other words, the prison cells, the interrogation rooms, and the execution chamber! Also, the museum features a collection of artifacts, photographs, and audiovisual displays that bring the history of the prison to life.



So the exhibits are curated so visitors can understand what life was like for the prisoners, including their daily routines, struggles with captors, and how they maintained their morale and sense of identity. Moreover, one of the museum’s highlights is the recreation of the prison cells, which have been restored to their original condition. Visitors can see how the prisoners were kept in small, cramped cells with only a straw mattress and a bucket for their bodily needs.


Museum of Underground Prisoners in Jerusalem
In This Photo: The Entrance to the Museum

The cells are a stark reminder of the harsh conditions that the prisoners endured during their incarceration. Another notable exhibit is the interrogation room, where visitors can hear recordings of actual interrogations conducted by the British authorities. Furthermore, the tapes provide a chilling insight into the methods used by the British to extract information from the prisoners.

Museum of the Underground Prisoners in Acre
Museum of the Underground Prisoners
In This Photo: The Museum of Underground Prisoners in Acre

Honoring the Fallen

Most importantly, the Museum of Underground Prisoners in Jerusalem also features a memorial wall listing the names of the 91 Jewish underground fighters executed by the British authorities. The wall serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made by those who fought for Israel’s independence.


In This Photo: The Common Prisoner’s Cells
Credit: Deror Avi, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

In conclusion, the Museum of Underground Prisoners in Jerusalem is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the history of Israel’s struggle for independence.

Furthermore, the Museum of Underground Prisoners in Jerusalem provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the Jewish underground fighters who the British imprisoned during the Mandate period. Indeed, it is a powerful reminder of the sacrifices made in the fight for Israel’s independence. Another exciting museum I recommend to you is Ammunition Hill Museum.

Museum Opening Hours:

Sunday-Thursday 09:00-17:00.

Evening hours and Fridays by prior arrangement for groups over 25 people.

Saturdays: closed

To coordinate tours, please call: 972-2-6233166

Here is a link to their website!



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