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Nazi symbols found on the Jewish Memorial in Częstochowa

The monument commemorating the victims of the Częstochowa ghetto was vandalized by unknown perpetrators who painted Nazi symbols on the monument. Among others swastika and SS symbols, as well as the number 1488 were painted.

Czech Senate commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On Wednesday, January 27, 2021, for the sixteenth time, a festive commemoration was held on the premises of the Wallenstein Palace in Prague on the occasion of the Day of the Holocaust Remembrance and the Prevention of Crimes Against Humanity.

Czech Jews condemn use of yellow Star of David at Prague anti-lockdown protest

The Czech Jewish community strongly condemned the use of yellow stars by protesters during a march against the country’s coronavirus restrictions.

Spanish Synagogue of Prague to reopen for visitors

After a year and a half long of reconstruction work, the Spanish Synagogue of Prague will open for visitors on 16 December.

Czech Parliament designates Hezbollah as a terrorist organization

The Parliament of the Czech Republic has designated all branches of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and called on the Czech government to push for other countries in the EU to adopt this classification.

Exhibition presents newly-identified photos of deportation of Prague Jews during the Holocaust

The former train station in the Bubny neighborhood of Prague, which is being developed as a Holocaust memorial, has launched a photo exhibition depicting the deportation of Prague Jews to concentration camps.

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