THE JEWS IN BOHEMIA, Vol. 8
13. 2. 2023 Overview news
A compilation of papers from the eighth seminar on the history of the Jews in Bohemia, which was held in Jindřichův Hradec on the 12th and 13th of October 2021 by the Jewish Museum in Prague in association with the Museum of Jindřichův Hradec.
Like the previous editions of the seminar – held in Liberec 2006, Nýrsko 2008, Tachov 2010, Trutnov 2012, Teplice 2014, Kadaň 2016, Třeboň 2018 – the 2021 meeting of archivists, historians, Hebraists and regional museum staff dealt mainly with recent topics relating to the history of the Jews in the Czech border region.
The focus of attention is on the historical development and legal status of the Jews and Jewish religious communities in Bohemia from the 18th century through to the Second World War. Included are papers on prominent Jewish figures, assessments of archival sources relating to Jewish history in Czech archives, essays on the Holocaust period (in particular presenting data collected on the fate of Jews from the Czech border region), regional topics, research documentation on Jewish cemeteries, and research on NKVD documents.
Almost 280 pages in length, the proceedings contain 16 studies with a wealth of illustrations, including photographs, graphs, tables, and archival documents. Each paper has an English-language summary.