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Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague

U stareho hrbitova 243/3a | 110 00, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
+420 222 749 211
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Permanent exhibition Children's Drawings from the Terezin Ghetto Located on the first floor, this exhibition focuses on the fate of Jewish children who were incarcerated in the Terezin ghetto during the Second World War. It is based on the now world famous children's drawings that were made in the ghetto between 1942 and 1944 under the supervision of the artist Friedl Dicker-Brandeis. These emotionally powerful drawings bear testimony to the persecution of Jews during the Nazi occupation of the Bohemian lands in 1939-45. They document the transports to Terezin and daily life in the ghetto, as well as the dreams of returning home and of life in the Jewish homeland of Palestine. The vast majority of the children perished in the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Pinkas Synagogue is part of the Jewish Museum in Prague. The Pinkas Synagogue is the second oldest preserved synagogue in Prague. Bbuilt in the late Gothic style in 1535, it was founded by Aaron Meshulam Horowitz, a prominent member of the Prague Jewish Community, and probably named after his grandson, Rabbi Pinkas Horowitz. It was originally a place of prayer for the Horowitz family and was located near a ritual bath (mikveh). It was restored to its original form in 1950-54. Memorial to the Bohemian and Moravian Victims of the Shoah In 1955-60 the Pinkas Synagogue was turned into a memorial to the nearly 80,000 Jewish victims of the Shoah from Bohemia and Moravia. One of the earliest memorials of its kind in Europe, it is the work of two painters, Václav Boštík and Jiří John. After the Soviet invasion of 1968, the memorial was closed to the public for more than 20 years. It was fully reconstructed and reopened to the public in 1995 after the fall of the Communist regime.
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U stareho hrbitova 243/3a | 110 00, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Josefov (Jewish Quarter)
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This was the first of the Synagogues that we visited in the Jewish Quarter. I didn't know what to expect but I was totally moved from what I saw. To see all those name 80,000 was just amazing and definitely brought a tear to my...More

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jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace s hosty at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Queues were stretching up the hill onto the street for tickets, but the trick is to go round the corner and buy from one of the other outlets – most recommend the bookshop nearby, but we used the main Jewish Museum information shop (which importantly...More

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jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace s hosty at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2017

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Amazing, albeit small synagogue in Jewish sector of Prague. Make sure to add this to your itinerary. Including historical museum and graveyard...

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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

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Reviewed 11 February 2017

The walls of the synagogue are painted with lists of the names of Prague Jewish citizens lost to the Holocaust whilst a narrator reads the names of the lost over the PA system. This is a very moving tribute to a terrible tragic event in...More

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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

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Reviewed 5 February 2017

We visited here as part of a larger tour of the Jewish Quarter. We are not Jewish but were most affected by the simple but beautiful way in which this place remembers the 80,000 innocent people who were callously slaughtered during World War II. The...More

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jewishmuseminprague, Manažer at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

This Synagogue is very plain in its objectives , it has nothing to see other than the fact that every wall in the building is filled with the family name , birthplace and dates of birth of everyone of Jewish faith who died during world...More

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jewishmuseminprague, Manažer at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2017

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Reviewed 12 January 2017

This is a truly beautiful synagogue that has become a true memorial to the faceless and often nameless victims of Nazi atrocities during WWII. It's given them their names back, because the names of the Czech Jews killed during the Holocaust are organized all over...More

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jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace s hosty at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

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Reviewed 7 January 2017

into the old jewish quarter, this place has to be seen but do not imagine that the visit will take 30 or 60 mn : it takes only 10 mn ...no real interest

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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

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Reviewed 1 January 2017

We didn't go inside, but I was taken by the interesting exterior of the synagogue. There are 3 synagogues to visit on a group ticket, but we didn't have the time.

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jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace s hosty at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Not as beautiful as the Spanish Synagogue but with more historical value has it has all its walls with the names of Jewish people the died in WWII.

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jewishmuseminprague, Manažer komunikace s hosty at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

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The prayer is "El malei rachamim", a funeral prayer used by the Ashkenazi Jewish community. The chazzan recites it, for the ascension of the souls of the dead, during the funeral, going up to the grave of the departed... More
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Yes, tours with a certified guide of the Jewish Museum in Prague are available for individual visitors as well as organized groups. Guided tours in English are held daily during the museum's opening hours usually at 10.30 am... More
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