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Jewish Museum in Prague, Prague

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At Jewish Museum in Prague, see the moving exhibit of drawings and paintings Jewish orphans created in the ghetto, while they were awaiting transportation to the Auschwitz gas chambers. Aaron M. Horowitz built the synagogue in 1535 between his house and the 15th-century cemetery. The synagogue was turned into a memorial in 1958, but the communists closed it and removed the names of the Holocaust victims in 1967. After the fall of Communism, the 77,297 names were rewritten on every inch of the interior stone walls. The most prominent person buried in the cemetery is the great religious 17th-century scholar Rabbi Loew, who is associated with the legend of the Golem. Arrange your visit to Jewish Museum in Prague and discover more family-friendly attractions in Prague using our Prague vacation planner.
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  • This synagogue is more like an memorial of the jews killed in the second world war - as all the walls are decorated with names of those who died. The visit is included if you want to see the jewish ce...  read more »
  • This is a small but important synagogue when one tours the Jewish destrict in Prague. On the walls of the synagogue is written all of names of Prague victims of the Holacaust. As an older synagogue it...  read more »
  • When asked about the Josefov we don't often think to the cemetery at the graves of Askew but what about the Pinkas synagogue, there no graves but all these walls from the ground to the ceiling where the names of more than 77000 Jews exterminated in the concentration camps were engraved. No need to ask the silence, no one dares to speak.
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  • Wonderful Museum that provides a fascinating tour in the Jewish quarter Highly recommended!
  • Great tour and a stunning building, stories of those who suffered but stood their ground
  • Meaningful complex of buildings and an old cemetery in the heart of Prague. The first building contains a simple, yet vast memorial to those sent to concentrations camps. The names are listed by town and family. All the walls are basically covered by names. Upstairs there is some art by young occupants of said camps. The old Jewish cemetery is next door. The crowded state, symbols and names all add to the meaning. You can find a familiar last name by not even looking too hard. The other buildings are within easy walking distance. The complex is closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays.
  • Recommend the audioguide for sure. Great experience here!
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