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Czech Jewish Community recorded 1,128 Antisemitic incidents in 2021

The Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic (Federace židovských obcí v České Republice) 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.

Czech National Strategy on combatting antisemitism in the works

The Czech government is preparing a national strategy to combat antisemitism, Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský announced in a video on International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Czech Senate holds IHRD commemoration

On IHRD, the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic and the Foundation for Holocaust Victims held a commemoration meeting in the Main Hall of the Senate of the Czech Republic.

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