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

Catalogue for the exhibition of the same name at the Robert Guttmann Gallery, which 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.

Jewish Museum in Prague, 2006
Magda Veselská
ISBN 80-86889-37-8
paperback book, 156 pp., 21 x 22 cm, Czech

Price: 2,61 €
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