Monthly Archives: August 2016

A historic picture of Julie Bergel’s gravestone is available.

A gravestone fragment was found at Žešov as early as November 2015, from which the deceased could be identified. The historic photograph now allowed to learn the appearance of the original gravestone. The gravestone belongs to Julie Bergel, who was … Continue reading

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Cataloguing of gravestones and fragments found is under way

The Prostějovský deník (Daily Prostějov) managed late last year to address the ample public, requesting information about the location gravestones from the old Jewish cemetery in Prostějov. People from Prostějov, Žešov, Seloutky, and Kostelec-na-Hané contributed various testimonies. Gravestones and gravestone … Continue reading

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First agreement achieved at the former Jewish cemetery talks

Agreement achieved at the former Jewish cemetery talks Prostějov Mayor Alena Rašková and the representative of the Jewish benevolent foundation Kolel Damesek Eliezer Tomáš Jelínek met today (2016-8-8) to follow with talks on the rehabilitation of the old Jewish cemetery … Continue reading

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Prostějov aldermen hide behind a curb

Praha/Prostějov, August 3, 2016 – Representative of the American benevolent foundation WMSBG Kolel Damesek Eliezer Tomáš Jelínek protested against the statements of the Prostějov town council by which it reacted to the criticism of an insensitive and illegal act on … Continue reading

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A fragment of historic wall, or a concrete curb?

When the heritage administrators were contemplating the declaration of the old Jewish cemetery in Prostějov as cultural heritage, they stated in their comment that “the only original structure of the Jewish cemetery site that still remains is a fragment of … Continue reading

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Prostějov council blundered badly

In the series of its negative standpoints to the rehabilitation of the old Jewish cemetery in Prostějov, the town council has made another serious and quite incomprehensible misstep. The entire fragment of the original historic wall has been demolished as … Continue reading

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