A fragment of historic wall, or a concrete curb?

There used to be a historic fragment ofthe cemetery wall here

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 the boundary wall, located on the western perimeter, has been preserved;” it was also drawn in the supporting documents for the declaration. This quite robust curb originally enclosed almost all the historic site of the cemetery in Tyl Street. A small part was removed a few months ago when the sidewalk was broadened. The rest went a few days ago in the reconstruction of the crossing; by then, however, the entire site of the old cemetery had been declared cultural heritage. Although the declaration is still inconclusive as the Prostějov council appealed it, the council was obliged by the law at least to notify the heritage administration of its intent to demolish the fragment of the wall; this was not done.

„This is certainly not the original wall. According to our documents, this concrete wall served as elevated curb round the ground works when the sidewalk was being built,” Social Democrat Deputy Mayor Zdeněk Fišer told the Czech Radio. He thinks the protest against its removal makes no sense. Fišer quotes the point about the non-originality of the “concrete dwarf wall” the council made in its comment of the proposal for the heritage site declaration. This proves the Prostějov council was aware of the existence of the fragment of the cemetery wall. Even if it had a different opinion of the wall than the heritage administration, it should have waited for the final verdict of the ministerial commission of appeals.

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