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. Put Pinkas Synagogue Pinkasova synagoga into our Prague road trip website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • During a vacation in Prague with friends we were advised to see the Jewish quarter. Unfortunately we shot it on the Sabbath, the Sabbath of the Jews; therefore both the synagogues (3) that the cemetery was closed to the public. We have only seen from outside the old-new synagogue. The District still is elegant and clean, well kept, with Art Nouveau buildings, located in the vicinity of a street lined with elegant shops belonging to famous signatures, leading directly to the old square. Turn on foot.
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  • We went with a combined ticket that includes all or almost all the synagogues as the rate that you choose - see photo - impresses above all the cemetery to get an idea of what did it to the Jews during the war. It is not pretty but is history and should remember it not to repeat it.
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  • Special synagogue with the names of deceased Jews written on the walls and a view of the old cemetery through the Windows. Upstairs is the exhibited drawings made by Jewish children from Terezin-Ghetto during World War II.
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  • Perhaps not an obvious choice of somewhere to go while visiting Prague on holiday but definitely worth a visit to understand the history and culture of the city. The art work by children from Terezin ghetto / concentration camp was very moving and to see the thousands of names of those killed really brings home the horror and enormity of the Holocaust. So drag yourself away from the bars, bridges and museums for an hour and see something important.
  • Interesting place in general refreshing exhibits but a bad audio guide and kippas wich are way to small.
  • Europe's largest Jewish cemetery accompanied by an informative Synagogue with some chilling drawing by children from Prague while it was under the rule of the Nazi's. Very humbling and definitely worth a visit.
  • Both synagogue and cemetery are probably crucial for understanding the history of this city. Recommended.
  • #Josefov, the former Jewish ghetto, is dotted with somber reminders of its past. These include the weathered tombstones of the Old Jewish Cemetery, and the Pinkas Synagogue, now a Holocaust memorial with exhibits focusing on Jewish children. The Jewish Museum houses a huge collection of cultural artifacts.
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