Tag Archives: Czech cemeteries

Death’s Garden: So Shall You Be

I wanted to do something special to celebrate my thirty-fifth birthday. Simply going to Prague seemed enough, until Mason read me a bit from the Cadogan City Guide: “The ossuary dates from 1511, when a half-blind monk began gathering together … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #128: National Cemetery of Terezin

National Cemetery of Terezin Národní Hrbitov v Terezíne Terezin, Czech Republic Dedicated: September 16, 1945 Number of graves: 2386 Number of interments: About 10,000. Only 1133 bodies buried here could be identified. Open: The Small Fortress is open daily November … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #59: Vysehrad Cemetery

Vyšehradsky Hrbitov 11 V Pevnosti, Prague 128 00, Czech Republic Telephone: +420 2 4141 0348 Founded: 1869, in its present incarnation Number of interments: Approximately 650 Open: May-September from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., until 5 p.m. from November to … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #39: the New Jewish Cemetery of Prague

Novy Zidovsky Hrbitov Vinohradská at Jana Zelivského Vinohrady, Prague, Bohemia, 120 00, Czech Republic Telephone: I’ve found 3 on the internet, all of them different. Established: 1890 Size: 25 acres Number of burials: 15,000 under more than 5000 stones. Open: … Continue reading

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The Ossuary as Memento Mori

Memento Mori by Bohdan Chlibec My rating: 5 of 5 stars My husband Mason bought me this beautiful book at the Franz Kafka Bookstore on the Old Town Square in Prague. It’s listed on Amazon.com for $140, but let me … Continue reading

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