Czech Republic

New stumbling blocks unveiled in Prague

New Stolpersteine, or "stumbling blocks," were unveiled in Prague to honor Holocaust victims. One of the stones commemorates Emma Ledererová, who was deported to Terezín.

Czech Jewish Community recorded 2.277 antisemitic incidents in 2022

The Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic (FJC) recorded 2.277 antisemitic incidents in 2022. Compared to year 2021, in which 1.128 antisemitic incidents were recorded, this trend can be labelled as dramatic.

Czech Government urged to repeal law denying rights to Kindertransport descendants

The Czech government is coming under pressure to amend a communist-era rule that denies citizenship rights to descendants of Jewish refugee children who fled to Britain from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia on pre-second world war Kindertransports.

Czech museum to return original Beethoven score to family that fled Holocaust

A musical manuscript handwritten by Ludwig van Beethoven is getting returned to the heirs, whose ancestors had to flee Czechoslovakia to escape the Holocaust.

Four objects disappeared after Nazi occupation returned to Jewish Museum of Prague

Experts from the Jewish Museum in Prague discovered that four items on sale at the J. Greenstein & Co. auction house in New York had passed through the museum’s collections during the Nazi occupation and had disappeared in the post-war period.

Broken Jewish tombstones used to pave Czech square made into memorial

The Return of the Stones monument, consisting of 7 tonnes of broken tombstones, was unveiled in the old Jewish cemetery of Prague. The paving stones are thought to have been made from headstones taken from Jewish cemeteries in the northern Bohemia region during the communist period.

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