August 11: Day of Jewish Monuments

Prague Morning

The Jewish community in the Czech lands was never very numerous, but its cultural influence was enormous. Even today, we can walk through Jewish neighborhoods, bow our heads at Jewish cemeteries or explore one of about two hundred synagogues. 

More than 50 Jewish monuments around the country will open to the public free of charge on Sunday as part of this year’s  Day of Jewish Monuments. In Prague, the Jeruzalem Synagogue participates in the event. 

Visitors will be able to see synagogues, Jewish cemeteries and other buildings, some of which are normally not accessible. The event, organized by the Jewish community in Prague in cooperation with the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic, is held for the fourth time.

Some 200 synagogues and 370 Jewish cemeteries have been preserved to this day in the Czech Republic. Around 70 synagogues were destroyed in the country during the Second World War and another 105 were demolished under the post-war Communist regime. by the end of the War.

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