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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  • Any synagogue is more q interesting to discover the world July. The tour allows you to visit all of them.
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  • Of all the sites included under the Jewish Museum ticket, Pinkas Synagogue was my favourite. Located right next to the Cemetery, the rooms and walls with names of those who have died in the Holocaust ...  more »
  • Great welcome by women of incredible kindness. Essential and sacred place which is one of the places with Prague family not too expensive, we opted for the package allowing the visit of all the sites in the Jewish quarter of Prague. The yarmulke to all men is required which reminds us that we are in a holy place and forcing us to respect of a religion which is not necessarily ours. A place of meditation and history to never forget the atrocities of history. Very touristy during the month of August. Too bad he wasn't singing in Hebrew and the music. Well, I would have attended a Jewish mass.
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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!
  • To pay to see a worship place ?!! Its part of a culture where each religion should represent it !!
  • 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.

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