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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 the oldest synagogue in Prague, located next to the Jewish cemetery and can be visited with a ticket cumulativo.gli rooms are very bare but utterly solemn. in fact it is the only that was imposed on the men to cover their heads
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  • This always brings me to tears to see the thousands of names written on the walls of the Synagogue in memory of those taken and killed in the war. Newborns, teenagers, the elderly, no one was spared. ...  more »
  • This was the first of the Synagogues that we visited in the Jewish Quarter. I didn't know what to expect but I was totally moved from what I saw. To see all those name 80,000 was just amazing and defi...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Incredibly beautiful. Great history and meaningful place to stop and visit!
  • 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.
  • Thousands of names of real people, the Jews of Czech nationality, murdered in the Shoah. To read them is a memorial. Then the children's art giving vision to their experience of what ordinary men can do. Wet must never forget.