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Czech Republic

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).

Czech company sells Nazi ‘Personalities of the Third Reich’ 2021 Calendar

Czech publisher Naše Vojsko (Our Army) has come under criticism for selling a calendar on its website consisting of Nazi leaders.

€1 million project to restore grave of famous Czech Rabbi

Restoration work is underway in the Czech Republic at the tomb of Rabbi Sabbatai ben Meir ha-Kohen, known as the Shakh in the town of Holešov.

Prague revamp reveals Jewish gravestones used to pave streets

Dozens of paving stones made from Jewish headstones have been found during redevelopment work in Prague’s tourist district, confirming speculation that the former communist regime raided synagogues and graveyards for building materials.

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