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Czech Republic

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.

Czech Jewish Community recorded 1,128 Antisemitic incidents in 2021

The Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic recorded a total of 1,128 antisemitic incidents in 2021. This is 254 more than in 2020, when 874 incidents were recorded, representing a 29% increase.

New Jewish memorial planned for Prague

Czech sculptor Jaroslav Róna will create a new memorial from the Jewish gravestones which have been part of the paving on Wenceslas Square in Prague for decades.

Czech Jewish communities help Ukrainian refugees

The Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic has begun to plan and coordinate help to refugees arriving in the Czech Republic since the very beginning of the crisis in Ukraine.

Great Synagogue of Plzeň reinaugurated after 3-year reconstruction

After three years of reconstruction at a cost of about CZK 100 million, the Great Synagogue of Plzeň, the second largest in Europe and one of the five largest in the world, has been reinaugurated.

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