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Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague
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Owner description: Permanent exhibition Children's Drawings from the Terezin Ghetto Located on the first floor, this exhibition focuses on the fate of Jewish children who were incarcerated in the Terezin ghetto during the Second World War. It is based on the now world famous children's drawings that were made in the ghetto between 1942 and 1944 under the supervision of the artist Friedl Dicker-Brandeis. These emotionally powerful drawings bear testimony to the persecution of Jews during the Nazi occupation of the Bohemian lands in 1939-45. They document the transports to Terezin and daily life in the ghetto, as well as the dreams of returning home and of life in the Jewish homeland of Palestine. The vast majority of the children perished in the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Pinkas Synagogue is part of the Jewish Museum in Prague. The Pinkas Synagogue is the second oldest preserved synagogue in Prague. Bbuilt in the late Gothic style in 1535, it was founded by Aaron Meshulam Horowitz, a prominent member of the Prague Jewish Community, and probably named after his grandson, Rabbi Pinkas Horowitz. It was originally a place of prayer for the Horowitz family and was located near a ritual bath (mikveh). It was restored to its original form in 1950-54. Memorial to the Bohemian and Moravian Victims of the Shoah In 1955-60 the Pinkas Synagogue was turned into a memorial to the nearly 80,000 Jewish victims of the Shoah from Bohemia and Moravia. One of the earliest memorials of its kind in Europe, it is the work of two painters, Václav Boštík and Jiří John. After the Soviet invasion of 1968, the memorial was closed to the public for more than 20 years. It was fully reconstructed and reopened to the public in 1995 after the fall of the Communist regime.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

You go on a circuit of several museums and learn a lot about their cultural heritage in The Check Republic. The most emotional exibition is in Pinkas Synagogue, where you the child´ren's drawings from Terezin concentration camp. Everyone should also pay tribute by visiting the synagogues and cemitery. The tour is open all day. Don't miss it.

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Thank you very much, we are happy you enjoyed the tour and we´ll be pleased to welcome you again in the Jewish Museum in Prague!

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

The Pinkas synagogue is entered just prior to the old cemetery. It is sad and deeply moving. On the walls are the names of the Jewish people from Bohemia and Moravia killed in the Holocaust. The list covers many walls, and the magnitude of the loss is quite Overwhelming. Upstairs are drawings made by children while at Terezin. The children's drawings quite poignantly display both the trauma that was suffered and the courage and spirit as the people strove to create some happiness and normalcy despite the terrible circumstances.

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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2015

Thank you very much, we are happy you enjoyed your visit and we´ll be pleased to welcome you again in the Jewish Museum in Prague!

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Reviewed July 16, 2013

For my review on the cemetery look to the review on it.

Pinkas is a very nice part of the Jewish tour to visit.

First of all it makes you think when you see the walls. On all the walls the names of the victims which lived in the getto and perished are displayed. You really see the impact on this community.

A second moment which makes you think is the exhibit of the children drawings. It is painful to see how they experienced the war, but will make it easier to grasp how life really was in this period and how the children experienced it.

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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2015

Thank you very much, we are happy you enjoyed your visit and we´ll be pleased to welcome you again in the Jewish Museum in Prague!

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Of all the Synagogues, this is the one to visit. Children's drawings of Theresienstad and thousands of names on the wall. Impressions that last for years.

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Thank you very much, we are happy you enjoyed your visit and we´ll be pleased to welcome you again in the Jewish Museum in Prague!

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

The synagogue itself is very plain BUT you can just feel all the history when you go in. There are excellent guides that speak all languages, some of whom have lived the history.

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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2015

Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy you enjoyed the guided tour. All of our tour guides have to sit rather difficult history exams and are professionally trained to answer your questions and give you necessary background information. We do recommend to do a guided tour in case you are interested in more detail and to fully enjoy your visit. We will be happy to welcome you again!

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