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Torah stolen by Nazis for post-Holocaust ‘Jewish museum’ back in use in Prague

A Torah scroll that the Nazis stole from for their planned museum on Judaism in Prague will return to use there on Simchat Torah, a holiday that celebrates the seminal Jewish text.

Czech Republic becomes ninth state to boycott Durban conference

The Czech Republic will not participate in the Durban Review Conference in New York in September, Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhánek said, citing concerns about antisemitism and targeting Israel.

Man who rescued 669 Czech children from Nazis is now the hero of a kids’ book

Nicholas Winton helped organize Kindertransports that carried young people to safety on the eve of war. ‘Nicky & Vera,’ by author and illustrator Peter Sis, now honors his legacy

26% rise in antisemitic incidents in the Czech Republic, according to latest report

A total of 874 antisemitic incidents were recorded in the Czech Republic in 2020. This is 180 more than in 2019, when 694 incidents were recorded.

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.

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