Tag Archives: Czech cemeteries

Cemetery of the Week #38: the Bone Chapel of Kutná Hora

Sedlec Ossuary (Kostnice) Zamecká 127, Kutná Hora – Sedlec, 284 03 Czech Republic Information Center telephone +420 326 551 049 English email: ic@sedlec.info Founded: After 1400 Number of skeletons: up to 40,000 Open: Daily November – February from 9 a.m. … Continue reading

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Czech graveyards as community records

Old Bohemian and Moravian Jewish Cemeteries by Arno Parik My rating: 3 of 5 stars Arno Parik’s introduction opens with the Talmudic law that the dead are to be guaranteed the eternal inviolability of their graves. When founding these historic … Continue reading

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Beautiful gravestone motifs

Graven Images: Graphic Motifs of the Jewish Gravestone by Arnold Schwartzman My rating: 5 of 5 stars What an indispensable little book this is! It collects 240 full-color photographs of motifs on Jewish gravestones, breaking them down into family symbols, … Continue reading

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Cemetery of the Week #4: The Old Jewish Cemetery

The Old Jewish Cemetery of Prague Part of the Jewish Museum in Prague U Staré školy 1 110 00 Prague 1 Telephone: +420 222 749 211 e-mail: officejewishmuseum.cz Founded: in the first half of the 15th century Oldest surviving monument: … Continue reading

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