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Pinkas Synagogue

Široká 3
Prague,Czech Republic

January 2001

Children`s Drawings from Terezin

January 1, 2001 @ 12:00 pm - January 1, 2026 @ 11:59 pm
Pinkas Synagogue, Široká 3
Prague,Czech Republic

Victims of the Holocaust are also commemorated in a permanent exhibition of children's drawings from Terezín, which, since May 1997, is housed in the upper floor of the synagogue. The story of Jewish children deported to Terezín during the Second World War is outlined in 19 sections in the room adjoining the upper-floor gallery. Terezín functioned as a transit camp between 1941 and 1945 where Jewish inmates were held before shipment east to extermination camps. The story begins with reflections…

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Memorial to the Victims of the Shoah from Bohemian Lands

January 1, 2001 @ 12:00 pm - January 1, 2026 @ 11:59 pm
Pinkas Synagogue, Široká 3
Prague,Czech Republic

The Pinkas Synagogue is dedicated to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust from Bohemia and Moravia; their names are inscribed on the walls of the main nave and adjoining areas. The interior of the synagogue comprises Memorial 77,297, which was designed and executed by the painters Václav Boštík (b. 1913) and Jiří John (1923-1972) between 1954 and 1959. The memorial was closed in 1968, however, since the building was in an increasingly poor state of repair. After remaining closed for…

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