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PINKAS SYNAGOGUE

PINKAS SYNAGOGUE
Prague, Czech Republic
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BACKGROUND

Pinkas Synagogue, the second oldest site in the Prague ghetto, was originally a private house of prayer for the prominent Horowitz family. Today, the synagogue’s importance lies in its role as a memorial to the 80,000 victims of the Holocaust from Bohemia and Moravia, whose names are hand-painted on the walls. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Although insurance covered the majority of the structural damage caused by the flood, this did not include the repainting of the main hall and the names washed away by the flood waters. With the support of WMF, the synagogue was fully restored and was reopened to the public at the end of 2003.

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WHY IT MATTERS

As the second oldest building in the Prague Ghetto, and as a monument to the 80,000 victims of the Holocaust from Bohemia and Moravia, Pinkas Synagogue is a reminder of the Jewish community that once flourished in Prague. The building’s role today as a Holocaust memorial allows the public to learn about Jewish history in Prague and remember those lost during World War II.