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JUDAICA BOHEMIAE Periodical - specialist articles on the history of the Jewish community in Bohemia and Moravia - volumes I/1965 - XLV/2010

 

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Catalogues from the Museum Collections and Exhibitions:
ARK OF MEMORY. THE JEWISH MUSEUM IN PRAGUE’S JOURNEY THROUGH THE TURBULENT TWENTIETH CENTURY
 

At the end of 2012, the Jewish Museum in Prague, together with the Academia publishing house, prepared another outstanding publication – a monograph on the museum’s history, written by the museum’s head of collections management, Magda Veselská, with an epilogue by the museum director Leo Pavlát. This is the very first book to deal systematically with the circumstances surrounding the existence of this unique institution.

English edition not available.

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600 Kč
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SWORN DECLARATIONS OF PRAGUE JEWISH FAMILIES, 1748-1749 (1751). EDITION OF A SOURCE ON THE RETURN OF JEWS EXPELLED BY MARIA THERESA
 

The Jews of Prague spent the difficult years of 1745-1748 in the countryside, where they had been exiled on the basis of an unsubstantiated accusation of high treason. Sworn declarations (Fassionen) were made by the heads of Jewish families after returning to Prague following the repeal of their expulsion order. Put together for the registration requirements of the Jewish self-government, these declarations are now kept in the Archives of the Jewish Museum in Prague. In total the museum has 1,473 such declarations dating from the main period of return for the Jewish community. These declarations were, in fact, a substitute for the official comprehensive list of Prague Jews – no comparable document of state provenance has been preserved for the years 1729-1794. The introductory study provides a brief overview of the history of Jewish expulsion and return and details the structure of the declaration form. In addition to a list of family members and servants, the form also contained information about the occupation of the family head and about the ownership and location of each house. The information provided in the declarations is, above all, a key source for private and professional genealogists. In addition, it enables us to study various questions relating to historical demography, social and economic history and topography. This edition has been put together by Lucie B. Petrusová, a specialist archivist at the museum, and Alexandr Putík, a specialist researcher at the museum’s department of Jewish history and Jewish studies. It also includes an index of personal and place names, as well as a small illustrated supplement. In Czech with an English résumé, 342 pp., 30 cm ISBN 978-80-87366-22-6

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HEBREW PRINTING IN BOHEMIA AND MORAVIA
 

Looking at Hebrew printing from a broader cultural and historical angle, Pavel Sládek’s study takes us into a world in which this phenomenon was still something new and shows how it was regarded, appraised and utilized by contemporaries. There are two studies by the editor of the book, Olga Sixtová: the first provides an overview of Prague Hebrew printing in 1512-1672, the second deals with the earliest period in the development of the typography and decoration of Prague Hebraica, and also includes a detailed bibliography of about the first fifty years (1512-1569). Facilitated by the bringing together of a unique collection of pictorial materials, Petr Voit’s original study casts new light on the extent of the first Jewish printers’ association with their Christian colleagues and the aesthetic trends of the day. The essays by Andrea Jelínková and Lenka Veselá focus on Jewish printing in Prostějov and Christian Hebrew typography in Bohemia. Shlomo Z. Berger examines the printing of Yiddish books in Prague through a comparison with that other major centre of Jewish printing, Amsterdam. Alexandr Putík tackles censorship and denunciation affairs, examining previously unpublished archive materials. Focusing on Moses Israel Landau – the leading Jewish intellectual of Prague – Iveta Cermanová’s essay explores the last creative period of Hebrew printing in the Bohemian lands. The book is amply illustrated with more than 200 illustrations, more than half of which have never been published before. The illustrations feature unique items that have been preserved in about twenty libraries in Europe, Israel and the United States. There is also a detailed index. In English, 274 pp., 33 cm ISBN 978-80-200-2220-2

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Path of Life. Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel (kol. 1525–1609)
 

The 7th of September 2009 (18th of Elul 5769) is the 400th anniversary of the death of Judah Loew ben Bezalel, known both as the Maharal and Rabbi Loew. Published by the Jewish Museum in Prague and the Academia Publishing House on the occasion of the major exhibition of the same name at Prague Castle, the deluxe book Path of Life is more than a mere catalogue for the exhibition, although it features a substantial selection of the exhibits on view from the collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague and from numerous other prestigious Czech and foreign cultural institutions. It is a work that provides insights into the authentic legacy of the Maharal, which so far has remained concealed from the Jewish and non-Jewish public. More (PDF)



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Hebrew Abbreviations
 

Hebrew Abbreviations

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Dictionary of Judaica
 

Dictionary of Judaica

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Prague`s Jewish Cemeteries
 

Prague`s Jewish Cemeteries

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Jewish Prague
 

Jewish Prague

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Prague synagogues
 

Prague synagogues

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I`ve seen a butterfly
 

I`ve seen a butterfly

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VÝSTAVNÍ KATALOGY – PRŮVODCI EXPOZICEMI:
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Symbols of Emancipation – Nineteenth-Century Synagogues in the Czech Lands
 

Only a quarter of the 360 synagogues built in Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia in the nineteenth century have been preserved to the present day. This 104-page catalogue for the exhibition of the same name provides a historical introduction to the architecture of these sites, from the Neo-Classical and Empire, to the historicist styles of the latter half of the nineteenth century through to the Art Nouveau and modern period in the early twentieth century. The catalogue also contains brief historical profiles on 60 of the most important synagogues built between 1825 and 1912 with more than 360 black & white and full-colour photographs of synagogues from various periods and reproductions of historical plans that help to place these buildings in the broader context of synagogue architecture.

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SILVER JUDAICA FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM IN PRAGUE
 

The collection of ritual silver objects at the Jewish Museum in Prague has never SILVER JUDAICA FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM IN PRAGUE before been published extensively or separately. This situation has now been rectified by the publication of a selective catalogue in English, comprising about a tenth of this part of the museum’s holdings. In English, 315 pp., 23 cm ISBN 978-80-87366-12-7

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Jewish Magic - M.Podwal
 

The catalogue for the exhibition

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Images of the Prague Ghetto
 

Catalogue

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Textiles from Bohemian and Moravian Synagogues
 

Catalogue of synagogue textiles



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Catalogue: Baroque Synagogues in the Czech Lands
 

In addition to an introductory study on the main types of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century synagogues in Bohemia and Moravia, this catalogue provides detailed information about 43 synagogue buildings from the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth centuries, which are documented in historical and present-day photographs and plans. Most of these buildings underwent renovations after 1989, which at least, in part, returned them to their original appearance. Among the most valuable Baroque monuments are synagogues with traditional painted wall decorations and Hebrew prayer texts, synagogues of the Polish type with four pillars, synagogues in Moravia and West Bohemia with a central layout and synagogues with a tri-axial structure and a slightly longitudinal shape. This catalogue also provides detailed documentation of twenty Baroque synagogues that were demolished during the Second World War and during the Communist regime. It also contains information about the renovation of synagogues in Bohemia and Moravia in the last twenty years, a bibliography and a glossary of Hebrew termsCatalogue for the exhibition of the same name at the Robert Guttmann Gallery in Prague, 104 pp., 220 black & white and 150 full-colour photographs and ground-plans of synagogues, prepared by Arno Pařík,

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And you shall tell your son... Haggadot in the collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague
 

A catalogue for the exhibition of the same name at the Robert Guttmann Gallery, featuring a selection of the oldest and most interesting Haggadot (the plural of Haggadah) – liturgical texts used during the Seder celebration of the Jewish holiday of Pesah (Passover). As part of the Pesach festivities at home, the biblical story of the Exodus of the Jews from Egyptian slavery, which is related in the Haggadah, is commemorated along with other stories relating to the celebrations. This book shows how the Haggadah has changed visually from the earliest printed copies to attractive present-day editions from the Czech Republic, Israel and other regions of the world. It also contains a complete list of Haggadot in the collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague.Authors: Michal Bušek and Ondřej Čihák.Czech-English. 72 pages, full-colour illustrations.ISBN 978-80-86889-98-6

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May God Let Him Grow Ceremonies for a Child
 

This book is the result of almost five years’ research that was undertaken between 2004–2009 by staff at the Jewish Museum in Prague on the available donated circumcision textiles from Bohemia and Moravia (in collections both in the Czech Republic and abroad). It features a specialist study on the ceremonies that are connected to the birth of a child in the culture and customs of Bohemian and Moravian Jews, as well as three other specialist studies that provide a detailed analysis of the Torah binder – made from the swaddling cloth used at a boy’s circumcision – as a unique and previously unknown source for social and art history. The catalogue section contains almost 1,330 items, including translations of Hebrew dedicatory inscriptions. It is illustrated with wonderfully rich full-colour illustrations on foldable pages. There are also indexes of the forenames and surnames of donors (i.e. the boys or their parents or grandparents) and an index of the localities mentioned in the dedicatory inscriptions, supplemented with all the ascertained variants of the Hebrew inscriptions. This book is suitable not only for historians, genealogists, archivists, cultural historians and ethnographers, but also for the general public. A unique register of circumcisions from 1668 to 1930, this book will be a rich resource for anyone interested in Jewish culture.Author: Dana Veselská312 pages, full-colour illustrations. Available in Czech and in English.Czech version: ISBN 978-80-86889-94-8English version: ISBN 978-80-86889-95-5 More (PDF)



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Helga Hošková-Weissová Paintings and Drawings An exhibition for the artist’s 80th birthday
 

An accompanying catalogue to the exhibition in the Robert Guttmann Gallery. Helga Hošková-Weissová is one of the few children incarcerated in the Terezín ghetto to survive the war. She is known throughout the world for her unique set of drawings from the Terezín ghetto. This retrospective of her work to date includes examples of her series of paintings from the 1960s with motifs from the concentration camps and from Israel. In her late work, Hošková also documents the horrific experiences of her childhood, which influenced her whole life and artwork. This is not just a retrospective but a message and a warning. Author Arno Pařík. 40 pp, full-colour illustrations. In Czech and in English. ISBN 978-80-86889-93-1

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Jarmila Mařanová. Kafka and Prague
 

An accompanying catalogue to the exhibition in the Robert Guttmann Gallery. Jarmila Mařanová (b. 1922) studied at the School of Applied Arts in Prague and since 1962 has focused on graphic art. In 1963–67 she made a number of monotypes and prints based on motifs from the novels and short stories of Franz Kafka. In 2006 she donated a large set of these works to the Jewish Museum in Prague. A series of drawings and prints based on Prague motifs also dates from this time. These works are among her best and will be featured in the exhibition Kafka and Prague. Jarmila Mařanová also made a number of prints based on biblical motifs, as well as a series of lithographs for John Amos Comenius’ work The Labyrinth of the World and the Paradise of the Heart. In 1976 she emigrated to the USA, where she continued her artwork. In 1984, her illustrations of works by Kafka were praised by America’s leading art societies. She is currently living in the State of Idaho. Her work is represented in a number of European, American and Israeli collections.Author Arno Pařík. 40 pp, 110 full-colour illustrations, in Czech and in English.ISBN 978-80-86889-76-4

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The Unkown Michel Fingesten
 

The catalogue for the exhibition at the Robert Guttmann Gallery presenting one of the most well-known graphic artists in pre-war Berlin who is almost forgotten today. Michel Fingesten (1884–1943) was born in Northern Moravia. Soon after beginning his art studies in Vienna in 1900 he left for America, where he travelled and made a living by drawing illustrations for newspapers. After returning to Europe in 1907 he studied with Franz Stuck in Munich. He then set off to Asia, where he spent four years on the eastern seas. In 1911 he was briefly in Paris, later settling in Berlin, where he began to focus intensively on graphic art. He soon became a well-known artist, and his works were often exhibited and acclaimed for their originality. After his work had been designated as ‘degenerate art’ in 1933, Fingesten moved to Milan, where he organized exhibitions and produced work that reflected ironically on the Nazi regime in Germany. Being of Jewish descent, he was sent to the Civitella del Tronto internment camp in 1940 and was later interned in Ferramonti di Tarsia. He died of an infection in Cosenza on the 8th of October 1943, a few days after it was liberated by the British Army.Author Arno Pařík. 36 pp, 100 full-colour illustrations, in Czech and in English.ISBN 978-80-86889-71-9

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HELLA GUTH Dissolved Figures
 

The catalogue for the exhibition of artworks by Hella Guth at the Robert Guttmann Gallery. Hella Guth (1908–1992) studied in Prague in the 1930s, where she spent part of her youth. Most of her work, however, was created in the difficult conditions of exile and in the face of international competition in London and Paris. Thanks to her diligence and talent, however, Guth managed to achieve relatively widespread acclaim not only in the 1950s and 60s but also in recent times, which have seen a rediscovery of her work in several galleries in France and Germany. The first ever solo exhibition in Prague of Guth’s works was prepared at the Robert Guttmann Gallery for the 100th anniversary of the artist’s birth.Editor: Arno Pařík. 56 pp., 154 colour illustrations, Czech and English editions.(English) ISBN 978-80-86889-62-7

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FRIEDRICH FEIGL - Paintings, Drawings and Graphic Art
 

The catalogue for the Jewish Museum in Prague’s exhibition of artworks by Friedrich Feigl at the Robert Guttmann Gallery focuses on the life and work of this hitherto overlooked artist from Prague. It contains 72 pages and 203 full-colour reproductions of his paintings and prints. Friedrich Feigl was one of the initiators of the Osma group, whose first exhibition in April 1907 is considered to mark the beginning of modern art in Bohemia. The catalogue includes many previously unpublished details on his life and his pre-war works, particularly those in the collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague. Published by the Jewish Museum in Prague. Available in Czech and in English.

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“Hope is on the Next Page”100 Years of the Library of the JMP
 

The catalogue for the exhibition in the Robert Guttmann Gallery is the first detailed look at the history of the Jewish Museum in Prague’s library, which is now a fully functional and modern institution with a comprehensive collection of Judaica and Hebraica from Bohemia. This publication covers the period from the establishment of the Jewish Museum in Prague’s book collections through to the founding of the Central Jewish Museum during the war and then moves on to the library’s activities after the war and during the existence of the State Jewish Museum through to the present. In addition, it features the pre-war Library of the Prague Jewish Religious Community and the fate of the Central Library in Terezín. There are also profiles of three figures who were closely connected with the fate of the museum and the library – S. H. Lieben, T. Jakobovits and O. Muneles. Richly illustrated, this catalogue presents previously unpublished archive documents, which are complemented by the lively reminiscences of contemporaries.Editor: Michal Bušek. 80 pp., illustrations, Czech and English editions.(Czech) ISBN 978-80-86889-54-2(English) ISBN 978-80-86889-55-9

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The Second Life of Czech Torah Scrolls
 

Catalogue accompanying the exhibition focusing on the fate of the Torah scrolls from Bohemia and Moravia that are now on loan to Jewish communities throughout the world and used for religious purposes. This catalogue charts their “second life”. The bulk of the unique collection of Torah scrolls and binders from the then State Jewish Museum in Prague was sold abroad in 1964. This catalogue highlights the tradition of the Torah scroll and its place in the life of the synagogue and elucidates the emergence and function of Torah scrolls by presenting a selection of these important artefacts. It also explains the fate of the Torah scrolls during and after the Holocaust, and tells the story of their sale and further existence by featuring copies of archive documents and charting the places in the world where the scrolls are now in use. By referring to particular examples, the catalogue seeks to highlight the bonds that have emerged between Bohemian/Moravian communities and the Jewish congregations around the world which are now using the scrolls.Edited by Dana Veselská. pp. 72, full-colour illustrations, in Czech and English.ISBN 80-86889-41-6

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100 Items from the Jewish Museum in Prague
 

Published for the 100th anniversary of the Jewish Museum in Prague, this illustrated catalogue features a hundred of the most interesting items from the museum’s collections (which contain as many as 40,000 Judaic treasures). It includes a representative selection of textiles, metalworks, miscellaneous items, manuscripts, rare books and visual artworks. These items have been selected as they are either exceptional in some way or else are the most widely represented items in the collections. Most of them are on display in the museum’s exhibitions.The catalogue contains whole-page photographs and details of the items with brief texts in six languages – Czech, English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.The selection was made by the curators Michaela Hájková, Jaroslav Kuntoš, Olga Sixtová and Dana Veselská. Edited by Eva Kosáková. 252 pp.ISBN 80-86889-33-5

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Defying the Beast - The Jewish Museum in Prague, 1906-1940
 

Catalogue accompanying the exhibition at the Robert Guttmann Gallery focuses on the beginnings of the Jewish Museum in Prague and presents a catalogue of its prewar collection. The Museum’s first clash with the beast – in the form of the arrogant and insensitive approach of Prague City Hall – occurred in 1906. In that year, the Museum Association, under the guidance of Lieben and Stein, managed to save certain items from the synagogues that were demolished during the clearance of the Jewish ghetto in Prague’s Jewish Town and, in so doing, to lay the foundations for one of the first Jewish museums in Europe.Until the Second World War, the Museum contained a representative collection of Judaica and Hebraica from the territory of Prague and Bohemia. A number of items from the pre-war collection now comprise the most valuable part of the Jewish Museum in Prague’s holdings. In 1940 the beast struck again. The Museum Association was closed down by the Nazis, but in 1942 the almost forty-year existence of the Jewish Museum in Prague contributed in a decisive way to the establishment of the Central Jewish Museum for the territory of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia – what is now the Jewish Museum in Prague.Edited by Magda Veselská. In Czech and English, 156 pp., full-color illustrations.ISBN 80-86889-38-6

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Form of the Scroll
 

A catalogue published for the exhibition Form of the Scroll presents various types of one of the earliest book forms – the scroll – and shows how it remains vital to the Jewish religion and culture. The collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague contain 500 scrolls, dating from the 17th to the 20th centuries and stemming from the Czech lands, Italy and elsewhere. The selected items on display include ceremonial scrolls that are read during the synagogue service – particularly the Torah scroll (containing the Pentateuch) – as well as private illuminated and illustrated scrolls of Esther. Family scrolls that record true stories of dramatic events in the lives of individuals are inspired by the Book of Esther and the festival of Purim. Local history and a more general picture of the insecure status of members of the Jewish community is reflected in the scrolls, often in a colourful way. The attraction of the scroll for modern artists is reflected in the work of El Lissicky (1917) and Markéta Cudlínová (2006). Author: Olga Sixtová, pp. 61, in Czech and English.ISBN 80-86889-32-7

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Melissa Shiff. Reframing Ritual: Postmodern Jewish Wedding
 

A catalogue for Canadian artist Melissa Shiff’s project which offers an alternative look at the traditional Jewish wedding ceremony. Led by an effort to enliven the rigid ritual practice that has remained unchanged for centuries and the desire to give it a new meaning that can be sustainable in today’s plurality of opinions and identities, the artist has prepared her own wedding as an experimental ‘live performance’. She uses a range of contemporary art techniques and intellectual strategies. The result of this innovative approach is a ritual with a traditional function and a freshly restructured content. Text by Louis Kaplan, Melissa Shiff, Michela Hájková.35 pp., 63 full-colour reproductions, bilingual Czech-English.ISBN 80-86889-34-3

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Mazal tov – Hodně štěstí – Good LuckJewish Wedding Ceremonies – Past and Present
 

Catalogue for the exhibition at the Robert Guttmann Gallery, focusing on the course and attributes of the traditional wedding ceremony of Ashkenazi Jews. The photographs, garments, rings, contracts and many other items on display provide an overall picture of one of the most important events in the life cycle of every individual and show how the wedding has been celebrated by the Jewish community in the past and present.Text by Dana Veselská. 165 pp., 108 full-colour reproductions, bilingual Czech-English.ISBN 80-86889-31-9

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The Man Who Never Gave Up: The Story of Josef Polak (1886-1945)
 

Catalogue accompanying the exhibition at the Robert Guttmann Gallery (February 2 – March 19 2006) is focused on Josef Polák, an important art historian, museum specialist and organizer of cultural life in pre-war Czechoslovakia who significantly influenced the form of the Jewish Museum in Prague. Josef Polák advocated the ideals of pre-war Czechoslovakia as director of the state-owned East Slovak Museum in Košice. There he developed very progressive and successful activities in the fields of museum management, art history, heritage protection and public education. After returning to Prague, Polák was dismissed from the state service on account of his Jewish descent. In 1942, he became the main curator of the Jewish Central Museum in Prague, where he put together a collection-building concept and a system for sorting, describing and registering liturgical items, as well as setting out rules for the specialist care of artefacts. Despite being in immediate danger of his life as a Jew, he became involved in the resistance movement. He was arrested by the Gestapo in August 1944 and disappeared without trace in Auschwitz in January 1945. Exhibition curator and catalogue author is Magda Veselská. The catalogue is bilingual in Czech and English. 119 pages.ISBN 86889-22-X

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Jiří Jilovský: Prague Painter and Graphic ArtistPresentation of the collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague
 

The exhibition presented at the Robert Guttmann Gallery from September 8 till November 6 2005 was the first exhibition of the work of the painter Jiří Jilovský since 1927. The artist Jiří Jilovský (1884-1958) is known for his ‘high’ Art Nouveau work and his meticulously executed graphic pieces of various forms, techniques, styles and motifs. His series of Old Prague views, landscape scenes and portraits are among his most frequently shown graphic works. Particularly well-known are his innovative ex-libris, of which he made more than 120. It is less well-known that he was also a painter and that he also did set designs. He painted mainly portraits and landscapes, city views and genre-based scenes, as well as flowers, animals and decorative compositions. Jilovský mainly worked for in the German-speaking Jewish society, which vanished, almost without a trace, during the Holocaust. A catalogue is available now in Czech and English language. Curator and author of the catalogue: Arno Pařík.ISBN 80-86889-07-6 (Czech version)ISBN 80-86889-08-4 (English version)

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Alexandr Brandeis & Adolf Wiesner- Patron of Arts and his Son-in-Law
 

Alexandr Brandeis (1848-1901) was a patron of the arts and a friend of the leading Czech artists of the National Theatre generation: Mikoláš Aleš, Václav Brožík, J. V. Myslbek, Fr. Ženíšek and many other. The exhibition is devoted to several members of his family, primarely his dauther Helena and son-in-law Adolf Wiesner (1871-1942), who was also a supporter of the Czech national movement and respected painter at the time. Wiesner belong to the founding members of Mánes Assotiation of Fine Artists who founders of the independent journal of Czech Modernism ´Free Directions´. He was the pupil of Prof. Vojtěch Hynais at the Prague Academy and on the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries he worked mostly in Paris, together with Alfons Mucha and Fr. Kupka. In those days Wiesner came to the fore as a distinctive artist, noted for his portraits, melancholic landscapes and Art Nuveau decorative designs. After Nazi Occupation in March 1939 Wiesner was deported to Terezín ghetto, where he perished in 10 October 1942. The Jewish Musuem now shows his artworks first time after almost 70 years.

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Laces from the Collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague
 

The publication "Laces from the Collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague" contains catalogue items and is the result of a two-year research project by Museum staff. Featuring some of the most interesting examples of laces with metal thread from the Museum

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Emil Orlik – Portraits and Friends and Contemporaries
 

A catalogue published for the exhibition of the same name, this is actually a small monograph on Emil Orlik, the famous early twentieth century Prague artist, sketcher and portraitist. From 1899 onwards a member of the Vienna Sezession, he became celebrated for his woodcuts and portraits of famous artists, musicians, actors, poets, writers and philosophers. This monograph contains a detailed biography of the artist and features over 200 reproductions of his drawings, woodcuts, prints and paintings, with portraits of (among others) Albert Einstein and Richard Strauss. Author Dr. Arno Pařík, 96 pp., 212 full-colour illustrations.ISBN Czech: 80-85608-73-180-85608-74-X English

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Golem walks Jewish Town
 

From the Jewish town of Joseph

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Jewish customs and traditions
 

Guide permanent exhibition in the Klausen Synagogue and Ceremonial Hall

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History of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia (from Emancipation to the Present)
 

Guide exhibition in the Spanish Synagogue

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Hora hor: Pouštní projekty Aleše Veselého
 

The catalogue is a presentation of the artist’s large-scale projects for the deserts of Israel (chiefly the Judean and the Negev), which he has intensively worked on since the mid-1990s. Called at times by Veselý „utopias which should still come into being,“ these desert structures remain connected to the reality of their surroundings despite their ethereal quality and the extensive modeling of the environment. All the projects he has under consideration could be realized at any phase of their development.Aleš Veselý’s desert projects are monumental, universal concepts that blur the boundaries between sculpture, architecture, and land art. They articulate basic human doubts about the irreversibility of things and are pure expressions of the relationship between the microcosm and macrocosm. They are sublime, not beautiful, works of art. Not meant to fulfill any aesthetic canon, their structures are formulations of absolute values of existence at the intersection of historical and mythical time. The catalogue is bilingual, in Czech and English. Text Michaela Hájková, Aleš Veselý. 123 pages.ISBN 80-85608-66-9

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Adolf Kohn – Painter of the Prague Ghetto
 

A small monograph painther first half of the 20th century

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Arno Pařík: Robert Guttmann - Painter and Traveller from Prague
 

To accompany the exhibition of Robert Guttmann the Museum has prepared the first ever detailed exhibition catalogue devoted to this eccentric Jewish artist. It features quality reproductions of all his known works from the Museum



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CD-ROM, DVD:
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DVD/ TRUTH AND LIES
 

The exhibition Truth and Lies: Filming in the Ghetto Terezín 1942-1945, which has been put together by the Jewish Museum in collaboration with the National Film Archive in Prague, focuses on three SS film projects about the Terezín ghetto and provides a wealth of fascinating documentary material. The medium of film was used by the Nazis with a view to making their ideology more attractive to the masses, and to explaining and justifying their repressive measures and the deportation of Jews. The electronic catalogue includes a montage of film fragments from 1942 (hidden in the ghetto by prisoners), previously unpublished photographs from 1944–45 (taken out of the editing room by the cameraman Ivan Frič), and unique drawings by the Dutch prisoner Jo Spier that document the course of the filming in the summer of 1944. Also on view is the propaganda film Terezín: A Documentary Film from the Jewish Settlement Area – better known under the title The Führer Gives the Jews a City. Diary entries by prisoners, drawings by Terezín artists, excerpts from children's magazines, summons to take part in the filming, recollections by contemporaries – all this material not only depicts the atmosphere of filming in the ghetto but also captures the reality of life for the Jewish prisoners: the illness, hunger and, above all, fear for the lives of loved ones and fear of being deported to the east. CZ / AJ / DE

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DVD/DVD-ROM "REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING"
 

The project "REMEMBERING AND FORGETTING" is focused on the depicting of the Shoah and on the possibilities of the reflections through the animated, documentary and featured films, which were shot in different time period after the World War II. During several years dozens of such films were presented to the public in five countries round the Central Europe. The final stage of this project is the release of the DVD/DVD-ROM with three films, which were awarded the prises on prestigious film festivals. These films are in original sounds with Czech, English, German, Hungarian and Polish subtitles.More >>>

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DVD: Michael Bielicky
 

Hájková, Michaela. BIELICKY. Prague: Jewish Museum in Prague, 2005. DVD JMP 009
The first multimedia publication presenting the most important projects of the leading Czech media artist Michael Bielický. Besides comprehensive biographical and bibliographical information, it contains an extensive interview in which the artist explains the fundaments of his creative work. It also includes a DVD with video excerpts from a selection of Bielický’s projects completed between 1994-2005. The publication was conceived by Michaela Hájková, Curator of Visual Arts at the Jewish Museum in Prague, and published with grant support from the Czech Ministry of Culture.

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CD-ROM Prague Synagogues
 

The CD-ROM (in Czech, English, German, French, Spanish and Italian) features an account of the history and architecture of the seven most prominent synagogues in the Jewish Quarter of Prague accompanied by rich photographic documentation (102 full-colour photographs). The key chapters of this new publication include The Oldest Synagogues (Old-New and Pinkas), Synagogues of the Renaissance Ghetto (High and Maisel), Baroque Synagogues (Klausen) and Synagogues in the Emancipation Period (Spanish and Jerusalem)

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CD-ROM Synagogue Textiles
 

An interactive CD ROM (“Synagogue Textiles”) has been released by the Jewish Museum in Prague in order to supply enough information to those who are interested in its textile collection More >>>

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Audio CD:
Dol Dauber. Musical Fantasies and Jewish Liturgical Songs
 

A CD Dol Dauber. Musical Fantasies and Jewish Liturgical Songs loosely follows on from My Heart is a Jazzband, a reissue of historical recordings of dance band music by the great bandmaster, violinist, arranger and composer Dol Dauber (1894–1950), which was put out on CD a few years ago. This CD contains pieces for violin and piano, fantasias and arrangements of arias from famous operas, ‘high-popular’ music, arrangements of Jewish melodies and original compositions by Dol Dauber.

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The Forgotten Voice of the Jeruzalémská Synagogue in Prague. Cantor Ladislav Moshe Blum
 

With the support of Phonogrammarchiv of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Jewish Museum in Prague has published a unique double CD The Forgotten Voice of the Jeruzalémská Synagogue in Prague. It is a selection of newly discovered personal recordings of Cantor Ladislav Moshe Blum, recorded on 40 audio-cassette tapes during the years 1978–83 at the Jeruzalémská Synagogue and preserved in the personal archive of his wife Terezie (born 1909). Blum (1911–1994) was the last great Cantor (prayer-leader, or Hazzan in Hebrew) of the pre-war generation, officiating as Cantor in the Jeruzalémská Synagogue during the years 1963–1994. He made his amateur recordings secretly on a cassette recorder in order to preserve the local tradition for future generations, since it would have been unimaginable that the State Recording Company would ever allow him to record Jewish religious music officially during the last two decades of the Communist period. The recordings capture the famous cantorial pieces and even the live Shabbat and High Holiday services in the Jeruzalémská Synagogue and memorial ceremonies for Holocaust victims in Terezín, thus documenting one aspect of the religious and musical life of the Prague Jewish Community during the totalitarian regime. The selection of the most representative recordings of a cantor of unusual vocal qualities is presented on two CDs with a 60-page booklet in Czech and English. Apart from a biography of Cantor Blum and the story of his recordings, the CD booklet also contains an ethnomusicological commentary and the texts of all the songs (also in Hebrew). The unknown recordings were discovered by ethnomusicologist Veronika Seidlová who, with Vienna Phonogrammarchiv, also prepared them for publication and, with British ethnomusicologist Alexander Knapp and Cantor Michal Foršt, put together the CD booklet.

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My Heart is a Jazz Band
 

A Jewish musician’s rare recordings, 1927 – 1938, playing time: 70 minutesDol Dauber and his OrchestrasContinuing in its association with record collector, Gabriel Gössel, the Jewish Museum in Prague has just brought out on CD of unique recordings of orchestras led by the hugely talented and versatile musician Dol Dauber. The title is My Heart is a Jazz Band, which is also the title of the first track.These days, Dol Dauber (1894-1950), whose 110th anniversary is being commemorated this year, is a name that will probably be recognized only by the older generation. In the history of popular music, however, he remains a shining light. This Jewish composer, arranger and prominent interpreter of popular music, composer of songs, operettas and film music, jazz pioneer, and, above all, violin virtuoso went through periods of fame and of steep decline during his relatively short life. After a classical education he began to focus on jazz and came to direct various salon orchestras and swing bands with which he enjoyed great success. This CD includes 23 pieces performed in 1927-38 in Berlin and Prague. The music is very broad in range and also comprises several titles composed by Dol Dauber himself, such as songs from the film Hearth Without Fire performed by Hana Vítová and R. A. Dvorský.EAN 859404208007-3

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In Defiance of Fate -
Fritz Weiss

 

In Defiance of FateFritz Weiss and his arrangements for the Emil Ludvík Orchestra.Unique recordings from 1940-41 CD, 71 minutesIn association with Gabriel Goessel, a gramophone record collector, the Jewish Museum in Prague has prepared a treat for jazz fans - the first ever CD issue of recordings of popular works from 1940-41 arranged by the Jewishmusician Fritz Weiss (born 1919, Prague) one of the leading Prague jazz men of the late 1930s.

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Postcard
 

Mark Podwal
Prague

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Mark Podwal
Prague Ghetto Cemetery, acrylic, 2000

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Mark Podwal
Hamsa – Prague Ghetto Streets, acrylic, 2010

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Mark Podwal
Jewish Town Hall Hebrew Clock, acrylic, 2008
from Built by Angels, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Postcard
 

new: Postcard Mark PodwalYom Kippur in the Altneuschul, acrylic 2008from Built by Angels, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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Commemorative coin for the death of Rabbi Loew
 

Commemorative coin for the death of Rabbi Loew

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Postcard
 

The tomb of Rabbi Loew

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Postcard
 

Postcard featuring decorations from the film by Martin Fric

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Magnet
 

Decoration magnet with a picture from the movie by Martin Fric

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T-shirt
 

T-shirt featuring decorations from the film by Martin Fric

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Mark Podwal: Prague star, 2006
 

The original copyright serigraphy

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