World’s first museum of Mountain Jews set for Azerbaijan

Mountain Jews settled in the Caucasus more than two thousand years ago.

Located 165km north-west of Baku, Krasnaya Sloboda (Red village) is home to the  largest community of Mountain Jews and one of the largest Jewish populations in the former Soviet Union.

This Jewish settlement in Guba has been inhabited by Jews since the 13th century.

The world’s first museum of mountain Jews is being built in Azerbaijan. The decision was followed by an initiative of the mountain-Jewish patrons in the village of Krasnaya Sloboda.

The museum will open in the building of the Karchogi synagogue.

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