Presentation on the old Jewish cemetery

A virtual tour of the old Jewish cemetery

A virtual tour of the old Jewish cemetery

The Club of Historical and Government Studies in Prostějov offered another interesting lecture on April 21, 2015, taking place in the hall of exhibitions of the District Archive; the invitation was published in the Prostějov Council Bulletin. Marie Dokoupilová from the Prostějov Museum and Art Gallery spoke about the history of the Second Jewish Museum in Prostějov and its destruction during Nazi occupation. Tomáš Jelínek spoke about the remaining traces of the cemetery and the reverence for such sites in the Czech Republic; Mr. Jelínek also offered a virtual tour of the old cemetery. The presentations were followed by a discussion with the audience, which included memories of the construction of the school in the 1970’s. It is located off the boundary of the cemetery but human bones were unearthed during excavations of utility ducts and the northern part of the foundations. One of the participants remembered pupils playing with human teeth. The opinion was voiced in the discussion of the Jewish history of Prostějov that a memorial should be erected in the center of the town to commemorate the holocaust victims from Prostějov.

The house was full in spite of a splendid spring afternoon.

The house was full in spite of a splendid spring afternoon.

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