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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.
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“Moving experience”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

It would be nice to buy tickets to each synagogue rather than the large tour tickets that include several sites. The Pinkas houses the art collection of children who lived in Terezin--very heartbreaking! And the walls filled with names and names in small red calligraphy really brings home the immensity of the human destruction.

Visited June 2013
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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this review, July 17, 2015
JMP with all of its objects including the Old Jewish Cemetery is a single entity, not a set of isolated monuments and exhibitions. That is why we do not offer single tickets for each site.
Thank you for your understanding, we are looking forward your next visit!
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“We were unable to find an entrence”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

we walked around the entire cemetery and asked at every corner, no chance at even finding a closed / do not enter sign.

Visited August 2013
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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this review, July 17, 2015
Thank you for your review, the point of entrance for the Jewish Cemetery and the Pinkas Synagogue is at Široká 3. Our visitors usually find the signage around the Jewish Quarter sufficient.
Thank you for your understanding.
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“Impressive but quite crowded”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

On the one hand it is an impressive place with a lot of reminders of a very bad period in history. But is also is very crowded and partly gave me an uneasy impression of an income generating initiative.
It is part of a series of Jewish places you can visit in a row with a combined ticket.
Personally I had expected a more solemn visit.

Visited July 2013
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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this review, July 18, 2015
Thank you for your comment. We are very happy that JMP is consistently the most visited museum in the Czech Republic, annually visited by 550.000 to 600.000 visitors. During the high season, especially during certain hours, such an interest can make your visit less pleasant.
The ticket is valid for seven days, however, so we highly recommend to come earlier in the morning or later in the afternoon to fully enjoy your visit.
For more information about peek hours, visit our website under Accessibility. You will find a neat crowd table which will give you accurate information about crowds during opening hours of the museum.
We are looking forward your next visit!
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“Very moving and educational”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

It was a very emotional and educational visit. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. It was very encouraging to see people of every faith and country visiting. The cemetery is very historic,and screened so you don't realize you are in the heart of Prague .

Visited June 2013
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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this review, July 15, 2015
Thank you very much, we are very happy the Jewish Museum in Prague was so emotional and we will look forward your next visit!
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“Jewish Quarter”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Beautiful synagogues packed with history. Very touching and insightful. Audio tour definitely worth the price. Lots to see and think about. Be sure to allow at least a few hours. The cemetery alone is worth the price of admission.

Visited July 2013
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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this review, 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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