Czech Republic

An exhibition in memory of the Jews deported to Terezín opened in Pilsen

An exhibition of photos and historical documents entitled "The Time of Unforgetting" ("Čas nezapomnění") will open in Pilsen to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the transportation of Jews to Terezín.

Czech photographer captures blank spaces where synagogues once stood

A unique project by the Pardubice-based photographer Štěpán Bartoš, entitled Invisible Synagogues, seeks to document all the “blank spaces” left behind by the nearly 400 synagogues destroyed in what is today the Czech Republic.

New exhibition on visual depictions of antisemitism opens in Liberec

A new exhibition was opened at the Liberec Regional Gallery, dedicated to visual depictions of antisemitism in the Czech lands from the Middle Ages to the present.

Torah stolen by Nazis for post-Holocaust ‘Jewish museum’ back in use in Prague

A Torah scroll that the Nazis stole from for their planned museum on Judaism in Prague will return to use there on Simchat Torah, a holiday that celebrates the seminal Jewish text.

Czech Republic becomes ninth state to boycott Durban conference

The Czech Republic will not participate in the Durban Review Conference in New York in September, Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhánek said, citing concerns about antisemitism and targeting Israel.

Man who rescued 669 Czech children from Nazis is now the hero of a kids’ book

Nicholas Winton helped organize Kindertransports that carried young people to safety on the eve of war. ‘Nicky & Vera,’ by author and illustrator Peter Sis, now honors his legacy

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