“TRANSATLANTIC KAFKA”: THE JEWISH MUSEUM IN PRAGUE IS PREPARING A FOUR-DAY EVENT FULL OF DISCUSSIONS AND TALKS THAT WILL HIGHLIGHT AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES ON THE WORK OF FRANZ KAFKA


TRANSATLANTICKAFKA.pngFrom June 17 to 20, the Jewish Museum in Prague will be inviting both local and international visitors to a series of seven talks and discussions centered around the ideas of Franz Kafka in a present-day context. Simultaneous interpreting will be provided. This project will bring together prominent writers, academics, and artists from the United States and Europe to provide their various perspectives on the work of Franz Kafka and on his relationship to love, friendship, and Jewishness.

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zakazvykricnik.pngDuring the Transatlantic Kafka project (17 - 20 June 2024), the Maisel Synagogue will be closed for classic tours throughout the day.
 

FRANZ KAFKA´S YEAR

KAFKA100_CERNA_cb_NAVYSKUpouzenaWEB.png“Kafka100” is a year-long project of the Jewish Museum in Prague to mark the centenary of the death of Franz Kafka. It is a commemoration of the life and work of this world-renowned writer. We are pleased to invite you to this diverse cultural event for people of all ages. Check our website Kafka100.



EXHIBITION BY THE LEADING ISRAELI TYPOGRAPHER ODED EZER - ONE OF THE HIGHTLIGHTS OF "KAFKA100" 


SealedLipserStarer(C)OdedEzer.jpgOn June 4 this year – which marks the centenary of the death of famed Prague writer Franz Kafka – the Robert Guttmann Gallery of the Jewish Museum in Prague will be launching an exhibition by the leading Israeli typographer and artist Oded Ezer. The installation, presented as mockumentary fiction, expands on the fantasy surrounding the protagonist of one of Kafka's most renowned stories. Gregor Samsa is portrayed as a forgotten literary prodigy whose writings have mysteriously vanished. Unlike Kafka, Samsa was not fortunate enough to have his manuscripts preserved, but Ezer takes his narrative even a step further by pointing out that the titles on the covers of twenty-four empty books are actually excerpts from the opening paragraph of The Metamorphosis, hinting at the possibility that Kafka himself might have appropriated Samsa's work.
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TORAH SHIELD THAT WAS TO HAVE BEEN SOLD AT SOTHEBY´S IS RETURNED TO THE JEWISH MUSEUM IN PRAGUE

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 The shield was made as part of a pair of very similar items commissioned by Leopold and Rosalie Schmolka in 1886. It was donated to the synagogue in the small town of Dolní Kralovice in Central Bohemia, which was probably built on the site of an earlier building dating from 1717.
 
The donors of the shield came from the nearby village of Zahrádka, where a Jewish settlement was established in the 17th century. Zahrádka had fewer than a thousand inhabitants, but had an interesting history. The parish priest Josef Toufar was active there in the 1940s. The local Jewish inhabitants were members of the Jewish religious community of Dolní Kralovice.

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Guided tour of the exhibition The Samsa Enigma

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