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Pinkas Synagogue

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U Stare skoly 1, Jewish Museum, Prague, 11000


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The Pinkas Synagogue and the Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague - Reviews of The Pinkas Synagogue and the Old Jewish Cemetery - IgoUgo
The Pinkas Synagogue (Pinkasova synagoga) was founded by Rabbi Pinkas in the 15th century and is second oldest synagogue in Prague. This is a memorial to all Czech and Moravian Jews (almost 80,000 people) who died in the concentration camps of Oswencim, Treblinka, Mauthausen, Dachau, and Terezin fro...

Pinkas Synagogue, Prague, Czech Republic : Reviews of Pinkas Synagogue - Yahoo! Travel
As one of the Jewish quarter's restored Renaissance monuments, this synagogue dates back to the early sixteenth century. The Jewish Museum has turned it into...

Pinkas Synagogue - Memorial to the 80,000 Jewish Victims of the Holocaust from Bohemia and Moravia
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. 1...

Pinkas Synagogue
The present building is the work of the Horowitz family. In 1535 Aaron Meshullam Horowitz had it built beween his house "U Erbů" and the site of the Old Jewish Cemetery. After the Second World War, the synagogue was turned into a Memorial to the Jews of Bohemia and Moravia murdered by the ...

The Pinkas Synagogue in Josefov, the old Jewish quarter in Prague
My visit in 2000 to the Pinkas Synagogue on Siroka street in Josefov, the old Jewish quarter in Prague, was a most moving experience. Every inch of the interior stone walls of the synagogue are inscribed with the names of the 77,297 Jews from Bohemia and Moravia who died in the Holocaust. Most of th...

The Pinkas Synagogue of Prague@Everything2.com
, ensuring that all of the gold was returned as well. Together, with the help of a confession by the goldsmith's servants, they pieced together what had happened. One measure of the quality of gold can be gained by biting it. The monkey saw the goldsmith biting gold every day and began to do the sam...

Pinkas Synagogue (Pinkasova Synagoga) | Prague.net
Jewish Czechoslovak victims of the Nazis were written on the synagogue’s walls to keep forever the names of the Jews who did not survive the camp in Terezin. Madeline Albright, Prague’s “most powerful daughter” visited the synagogue in 1997 to see the proof that her parental ...

Pinkas Synagogue
The Pinkas synagogue was evidently built on the location of an old 15th century synagogue, after the synagogue in the German town of Regensburg had been destroyed, many of its Jewish population slaughtered and the famous rabbi R. Shlomo Molcho arrested in Regensburg by Emperor Charles V, who turned ...

Pinkas Synagogue
There is a story that Rabbi Pinkas had a dead monkey thrown through his window. However the pranksters did not know that the monkey had swallowed some gold coins belonging to its master who was a goldsmith - the monkey had been trying to imitate the master biting the coins for authenticity. Rabbi Pi...

Pinkas Synagogue in Prague
. Besides the names of the Jewish victims you can also see drawings of Jewish children there, made in the concentration camp Terezin between 1942 and 1944. There were more than 10 000 children under the age of 15 there. The museum has more than 4000 drawings, a moving r...

Pinkas Synagogue
This handsome synagogue in Siroka street was built in 1535 and used for worship until 1941. After WW II it was converted into a powerful memorial of the 77,297 Bohemian and Moravian v...

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