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The Jewish Town, Prague, 1870-1914

Photography exhibition
Jubilee Synagogue, Prague, Jeruzalémská Street, 9 September 2006 – 8 November 2006


Matana, a.s. is holding an exhibition for the 100th anniversary of the Jubilee Synagogue in Prague. The Jubilee Synagogue was erected as a replacement for three synagogues in the Jewish Town which were demolished during the slum clearance in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The work of Vienna-based architect V. Stiassny and the builder A. Richter, it is a unique example of the use of Moorish designs on a synagogue building.
With focus on the old Jewish Town and the important personages who lived there, the exhibition also provides information on the Jubilee Synagogue – an exhibit itself.
Prague’s former Jewish Town as seen on extant vista paintings and photographs attracts admirers to this day. This exhibition highlights the beauty and mystique of the site in the unique space of the Jubilee Synagogue.
The exhibition is being held under the auspices of the President of the Constitutional Court, Dr. Pavel Rychetský, as part of the Year of Jewish Culture and European Heritage Days and in connection with the European Day of Jewish Culture.
The exhibition opens on Saturday 9 September 2006 at 6 p.m. after sunset.
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