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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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The shame and the hope of the Jerusalem of Haná

Prostějov, nicknamed the Jerusalem of Haná to remind of its one-time strong Jewish community, witnessed unusual scenes last week. Rabbis from a number of countries bowed and prayed on top of the dead of the Jewish people. More exactly, on … Continue reading

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Rabbis also visited the New Jewish Cemetery

The media reported extensively the events at the Old Jewish Cemetery on Monday as well the examination of the yard at Drozdovice, paved with gravestones. At the end the visit, the delegation of rabbis also visited the New Jewish Cemetery, … Continue reading

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Historic Czech Jewish Cemetery Proclaimed Cultural Monument

The Czech Ministry of Culture proclaimed the historic Prostejov Jewish cemetery a cultural monument last week. Remains of famous Jewish thinkers, like Rabbi Zvi Yehoshua Horowitz, predecessors of philosopher Edmund Husserl, Michael Zweig, the founder of the Zweig literary family … Continue reading

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“Extinct Garden of Life” exhibition

The Prostějov Museum and Gallery, in cooperation with the benevolent society Kolel Damesek Eliezer, prepared the exhibition “Extinct Garden of Life”, devoted to the history of the old Jewish cemetery in Prostějov and the search for lost gravestones. The exhibition, … Continue reading

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Motion to declare the old Jewish cemetery cultural heritage

The motion to declare the old Jewish cemetery cultural heritage was sent on July 24 on behalf of the benevolent society Kolel Damesek Eliezer. The Prostějov council was notified of the motion by the letter dated August 7, with a … Continue reading

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