Prague Jewish Cemeteries

The first ever detailed guide to Jewish cemeteries in Prague, this is a comprehensive publication with 211 full-colour photo reproductions of details on early tombstones and overall views of little known Jewish cemeteries. The largest section of the book focuses on the world-famous Old Jewish Cemetery in Josefov, which is shown with illustrations of numerous rare tombstones dating from the 15th to the 18th century. The book also draws attention to the Jewish cemetery in Žižkov, where burials took place from the end of the 18th century onwards, and the New Jewish Cemetery (near Želivského metro station), which is the burial-place of Franz Kafka and a number of other Prague personalities from 1890 through to the present. Each section is accompanied by a detailed cemetery map showing the location of graves. The introduction contains information on Jewish burial ceremonies and customs and refers to the recently discovered medieval Jewish cemetery in the centre of Prague (Vladislavova Street), which dates from the 13th-15th century. Attractively designed and with a large number of previously unpublished colour photographs, this trilingual (Czech, English, German) edition is a must for anyone wanting to find out about the real and the hidden history of the magical city of Prague.

Jewish Museum in Prague, 2008
Arno Pařík
ISBN 978-80-86889-74-0
paperback book, 131 pp., 21 x 22 cm, Czech-English-German

Price: 10,87 €
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