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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.

New database of Holocaust victims labeled “cikáni” by the Nazis and their collaborators

The database of Holocaust victims at holocaust.cz now has a new section containing data about more victims of racial persecution in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, those who were labeled "cikáni" during WWII.

The Jewish shop on Boskovice’s Main Square

With its location on the main square, A. J. Ticho was a busy place. In addition to textiles, the store featured sewing supplies, ribbons, trim and needles and thread, of course.

694 antisemitic incidents recorded in the Czech Republic in 2019

There were 694 antisemitic incidents in 2019, according to the latest annual report on manifestations of antisemitism in the Czech Republic, published by the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic (FJC).

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