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Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga, Prague

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At Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga, 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 Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga and discover more family-friendly attractions in Prague using our Prague vacation planner.
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  • This is part of the Jewish Museum and cannot be visited in isolation only as part of the Museum Tour. Please note we entered here and had to pay in cash. There has been Synagogue on this location sinc...  more »
  • You don't need to spend a lot of time in the Pinkas Synagogue, but it's worth going in to look around and think about the victims whose names are memorized here.  more »
  • The Pinkas Synagogue houses a memorial to the 80,000 Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide from Bohemia and Moravia. The names circle the walls and it was chilling to find the names of familiar families...  more »
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  • Hugely moving experience, one of the best ways I've seen to commemorate the memory of those lost in the Shoah. You need to take the time out to really contemplate the reality of what you're seeing - simple but hugely effective!
  • A moving exhibition of children's art work from concentration camps (upstairs) is worth visiting. The building is now a shrine to the memory of the Holocaust dead, and is effective in that role.
  • This synagogue today serves as a holocaust memorial. Names of Czech Jews who became victims of the Nazi were written into the walls of the building. One of the more though-provoking exhibition are paintings drawn by children who were held in a concentration camp. The paintings portrayed the grim life in the ghetto and the camp through the eyes of children. The tragic part of this story is none of the children survived. There are more than 4000 paintings that survived.
  • I'm not a fan of synagogues even tho I've visited a few in different cities. This one was full of people, too busy for an small synagogue. Nothing really interesting inside, just written walls and that was it. I think the synagogues tour in Prague is one of the only way/best way they have to collect money.
  • Incredibly beautiful. Great history and meaningful place to stop and visit!