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.
manuscript at Prague’s Jewish Museum, pen and ink on parchment with bronze, descriptions taken from statues dated 1564-1717
Plaque at Prague’s Jewish Museum with a photo of a group of people in the Lodz ghetto waiting in line for food rations
Plaque at Prague’s Jewish Museum with a map showing the distribution of ghettoes and concentration/extermination camps in German-occupied Poland, 1939-1944