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Czech Republic

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.

Terezín remembrance ceremony cancelled for first time since 1946

The annual memorial ceremony at the former Terezín concentration camp has been cancelled for the first time since 1946. The event, traditionally held on the third Sunday in May, has been moved to mid-October due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Hidden From The Nazis, Murdered Jewish Artist’s Trove Of Paintings Discovered In Prague House

Fearful that the occupying Nazi forces could confiscate a lifetime's worth of artwork, Jewish painter Gertrud Kauders decided in 1939 to hide her vast array of paintings. Nearly 80 years later, over 30 of them were found by a demolition team tearing down a house south of Prague.

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