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“Very Moving”

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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“Very Moving”
Reviewed August 9, 2014

Tis synagogue is bare of any furniture but on its walls are inscribed the names of all the Jews of the Czech Republic who died during World War Two. Next door is the old cemetery of Prague in which can be found the grave of the famous Maharal of Prague.

Visited July 2014
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“Time Well Spent”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

When we arrived at the Pinkas Synagogue ticket window there was an offer to purchase a ticket to see 5 of the synagogues. We felt the ticket was a little pricey but decided to go for it. I can not express what money and time were so well spent. Each of the synagogues were magnificent in architecture, design and decoration as well as many artifacts. One was packed with children's art from the concentration camps, another was a beautiful tribute to lives lost, and all had artifacts representing the Jewish religion. Each had something different to offer as well as things in common. We are really glad that we took advantage of the offer and visited all 5 synagogues.

Visited November 2013
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Gilbert, Arizona
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“A nice tribute”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

I was in Prague for only a few shorts days which were packed with sight seeing, but this was one of the most memorable parts of my trip. First, I visited the small museum packed with children's art from the Jewish camp, which was super sad but also moving and one of the only tributes I saw for the children of the holocaust. I went into the synagogues and then to the Jewish cemetery, which was by far the most moving place I went in Prague. Knowing how many people were buried there and seeing all the headstones stacked amongst each other was mindboggling. The next stop on my trip was to Berlin, which has the holocaust memorial that was rumored to be inspired by this cemetery, so I'm especially glad I stopped here.

Visited August 2013
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“Amazing Audio Tour”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

Take the audio tour -- it is well worth it and packed with information. The items and history discussed are very well done and time allotted to each was perfect (you could also skip subparts if you weren't interested in a particular area). The cemetery was fascinating. Note: it is closed on all major and minor Jewish holidays, so be sure to check their website or a Jewish calendar when planning your visit.

Visited June 2014
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“A Nice Memorial”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

As with the other Jewish sites, this is an interesting part of Prague's history, but it's not really worth the steep fee to enter the sites. This includes a holocaust memorial and some pictures from children that were at a nearby camp...very sad.

Visited June 2014
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