New Jewish Cemetery, Prague

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The New Jewish Cemetery in Žižkov, Prague, Czech Republic, was established in 1891 to relieve the space problem at the Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague. It is about 10 times bigger than the Old Jewish Cemetery and provides space for approximately 100,000 graves, therefore having the capacity to serve for a whole century. There is also a specially designated area for urns, though the Jewish tradition does not allow cremation. The cemetery is still in use today and operated by the Jewish Community in Prague.The cemetery is noted for its many art nouveau monuments, among them, two monuments for members of the Perutz family by Jan Kotěra, the monument to artist Max Horb by Jan Štursa in the form of a mourning peacock, and many remarkable works of the decorative and sculptural arts in florid art nouveau style by less well-known artists. One of the more elaborate tombs belongs to the Waldes family; the tomb is decorated with two busts, the last pieces of art made by the important Czech sculptor Josef Václav Myslbek, creator of the Wenceslas Square famous statue of St. Wenceslas.Notable burials Franz Kafka Arne Laurin Arnošt Lustig Jiří Orten Ota Pavel
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  • Maybe this is literary curiosity or morbidity, I’m not sure which, but there is, at least for me, a fascination for the so-called “resting places” of famous writers. Maybe it’s just that this is as cl...  more »
  • A visit to the New Jewish cemetery-Nový židovský hřbitov na Olšanech-Prague and recommended to all. Here you can feel the history and spirituality of one of Europe's peoples. Not to be missed. The site is religious and the visit must be made having appropriate and respectful behavior.
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  • The new Jewish cemetery in Olšany is an outstanding cultural monument. There are graves of rabbis, family tomb, a memorial to the victims of World War I. Gravestones often come from the workshops of prominent Czech sculptors and architects. Štursa, Kotěra. A very strong place to visit for sure recommend it.
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  • As with all cemeteries, this one is peaceful. Really peaceful. You can buy a map with additional info for a mere 1 euro, and it will guide you to see the most important or impressive tombstones. The ivory that has covered everything in sight gives it a spooky, yet bohemian appearance. Feel free to stroll along the unmarked paths and read the tomb stones of people long gone.
  • Nice calm park like cemetery with Kafka's grave. Lots of examples of different grave styles. Currently in use.
  • The new Jewish cemetery in Olšany Cemetery (founded in 1889) is a separate part of the complex of olšany cemetery in Prague-žižkov. With an area of 101 430 m2 and the number of tombstones is the primacy of the largest Jewish cemetery in the Czech Republic. Since 1958 it was protected as a cultural monument of the Czech Republic. From its establishment until today serves as the main Prague's Jewish cemetery. In the churchyard are two ceremonial hall. The original neo-Renaissance Hall is located on the highest point of the cemetery at the main entrance to a design by architects Bedřich Münzbergera and Alfons Wertmilera, and was built between 1891-1893. Behind her is the so-called House of cleansing be tahara and mortuary in the classical style (see photo). In the area of the cemetery has survived approx. 25 000 tombstones and monuments and symbolic graves of victims of the Holocaust. In addition to the about the most famous writer Franz Kafka's grave, we find the tombs of the families Waldesů, Petschků, Jiří Orten prize or and OTA Pavel. The new Jewish cemetery in Olšany (founded in 1889) forms a separate part of the Olšanské cemetery complex in Prague, Žižkov. With an area of 101.430 m2 and the number of tombstones, it has the primacy of the largest Jewish cemetery in the Czech Republic. Since 1958 it has been protected as a cultural monument of the Czech Republic. Since its founding until today it serves as the main Prague Jewish cemetery. There are two ceremonial halls in the cemetery. The original Neo-Renaissance Hall stands at the highest point of the cemetery at the main entrance, designed by architects Nina Münzberger and Alfons Wertmler, and built between 1891 and 1893. Behind it is a so-called house of purgatory and a morgue in classicist style (see photo). About 25.000 symbolic tombstones and memorials and graves of Holocaust victims have been preserved in the grounds of the cemetery. Along with the most famous grave of the writer Franz Kafka, you can find the tombstones of the Waldes, Petschek's families, or Jiri Orten and Ota Pavel's graves.
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  • This is according to me opravdova, apartment hidden Pearl and perfect prazska ukazka human pomyjivosti and relativity. Very little navstevovany big cemetery in Jan: open daily outside the Zelivskeho Saturday, headpiece, place, no vstune. Obradni sin and the area a cemetery, where they are still an active pohrbiva. Lakadlem number 1 is certainly the grave of Dr. Franz Kafka, a Jew, Acts and Nemec (a piece from the entrance by ohradni wall), the grave of melancholika of OTA Pavel ... but not osamocene bloudeni between graves have been long zmizelych families and genus, e.g.. around the monumentalnich Petscheku family tombs or tomb of the normal people it advanced him peace of mind and a lot of three and matnych answers ... or is at least a quiet oazou a short distance from the center of the capital good
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  • An impressive location which makes the only to clear the fractions of Jewish life. Plaques testify by families and artists at the cemetery wall. Between old, overgrown by Ivy graves, it can be especially on warm summer days pause and think. The way to the grave of Franz Kafka is well signposted, but it passes easily at last sign as it is twisted.
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