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FLOODS HIT PRAGUE'S JEWISH CULTURAL TREASURES

 

Photos: Dana Cabanova, Petr Kliment, Jewish Museum in Prague

The flooded western wall of the Spanish
Synagogue on 16 August 2002.

The Pinkas Synagogue on 16 August 2002
after the water level partially dropped.
The dark line on the walls shows the high water mark .

The Pinkas Synagogue on 16 August 2002
after the water level partially dropped.
The dark line on the walls shows the high water mark .

The Pinkas Synagogue on 16 August 2002
after the water level partially dropped.
The dark line on the walls shows the high water mark .

Detail of the wall of the Pinkas Synagogue
on 27 August 2002.

 

Flooded cooling room in the Specialist and
administrative center of the Museum on
19 August 2002; the floodwater was 8.2 feet deep
in this room. The equipment is a total loss.

Student volunteers clearing out ruined
Museum visitor publications on 21 August 2002.

The restoration/rescue effort in the Pinkas
Synagogueon 27 August 2002.

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of
the State of Israel Rabbi Michael Melchior
in the Pinkas Synagogue with Museum
Director Mr. Leo Pavlat on 28 August 2002.

President Vaclav Havel and his wife visiting
the Pinkas Synagogue on 18 August 2002.

 

 

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