The Motherland

My sister suggested that we travel to Prague in 2018. My mother and her sister joined us. Our trip happened to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of our Czech family establishing a homestead in the U.S.

Jewish Cemetery & Museum

The Old Jewish Cemetery and Museum was across the bridge from our apartment. The oldest burial date listed is 1439, although the cemetery was probably in use long before that. The most recent burial was in 1787. There are more than 12,000 headstones and as many as 100,000 individuals buried there, stacked 12 deep in some places due to limited space. The museum has artwork created by Jewish children during the Nazi occupation, a memorial to victims of the Holocaust, and numerous other artifacts that survived the destruction of the Nazi occupation.