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Jewish Museum in Prague, Prague
(4.1/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
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 museum contains elements relating to the situation of the Jews during the war and the names on the walls of the missing persons. You start to read the names, but there is no end to. There is a subdued atmosphere.
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  • We took a long line to buy a ticket to visit the Museum, the synagogue and the Jewish cemetery. The Museum is super tight and has few parts exposed. The synagogue is small but interesting and the graveyard is impressive. Struck me was finding my family name plastered on the wall of Holocaust victims.
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  • The walls of this synagogue are covered with the handwritten names of all the Czech Jews that died at the hands of the Nazis. The small museum was very impactful as well, especially the pictures drawn...  more »
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  • Place was okay but little bit dull. The flow of story line was not in a chronological basis. Little bit of stories here and there with little coherence.
  • A lot of knowledge. Old graveyard is probably most stunning.
  • A very pretty room and very nicely decorated, and upstairs a lot of interesting items of the second world war and nazi occupation... If you like this period or are interested in history, go for it!
  • What little is left of the Prague ghetto is quickly turned back to life in this amazing collection.
  • Wonderful Museum that provides a fascinating tour in the Jewish quarter Highly recommended!