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The find at Seloutky: a second swallow

The first to respond to the article in the Prostějov Daily of July 3, 2015, titled “Searching for Jewish Gravestones; People Have Them in Their Gardens”, which triggered off the searching campaign, was Mr. Karel Pekáček of Seloutky. He kept … Continue reading

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The old Jewish Cemetery discussed in US Senate

Ceremonial meeting was held in the US Senate on June 18 on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the US Commission for the Preservation of America´s Heritage Abroad, founded by the father of Rabbi Louis Kestenbaum. The ongoing project … Continue reading

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Prostějov sends terms for the project

The Prostějov council sent June 11 a document to the representatives of the project of rehabilitation of the old Jewish cemetery; the document lists some of the council’s limiting terms for the architectural design of the area where a park … Continue reading

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Presentation on 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 … Continue reading

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Talks on the terms of the rehabilitation of the old Jewish cemetery held in the town hall

A meeting took place in the Prostějov town hall on Wednesday 25 February to discuss the project of rehabilitation of the old Jewish cemetery. Mayor Miroslav Pišťák with a team of officials in charge took part on behalf of the … Continue reading

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Installation of a replica of Rabbi Horowitz’s gravestone

Modlitba u náhrobku rabína Horowitze

Foreign delegation, headed by Rabbi Louis Kestenbaum from the USA, visited the Prostějov town hall on April 22, 2013. Taking part were also representatives of the Czech Federation of Jewish Congregations and the Foreign Ministry. The matter of the discussion … Continue reading

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