The Jewish Quarter

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April 15th 2012
Published: April 22nd 2012EDIT THIS ENTRY

Late start to the day, a rainy day but only light so ok for more walking. After breakfast we walked to children's island for yet another play. then via the Charles bridge in to town to see the quarter. We got lost - of course! Found the Pinkaus Synagogue, it has the names of every Jewish person from Prague who died in WWII. Over 100,000 people's names are written on its walls. Upstairs is the memorial to the children of Terezin Concentration camp. It is a display of the art they did in the camps. The whole thing is a great tribute and reminder of those who lost their lives.

From there we walked through the historic cemetery, dating from hundreds of years ago and they only stopped burying people here in the late 1700's - Jewish Cemetery. It was absolutely full of head stones, on top of each other as they buried people as it was/is so important to be buried in the ghetto. On the otherside of the cemetery was a museum to Jewish life.

From here we headed home to lay watching DVDs and catching up on the blog.

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