Wednesday, 11 March 2015
11) CZECK REPUBLIC & HOLOCAUST
Czechoslovakia was annexed as the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia by the Germans in 1939. Out of the 118,310 Jews who lived in Bohemia and Moravia before war, an estimated 78,000 died in the Holocaust. The Jewish sites of Prague, the capital of Czech Republic will be discussed in the blog.
The Old New Synagogue of Prague-Europe's oldest active synagogue (1270). There were close to 56,000 Jews in Prague before war; around 51,000 perished in the Holocaust.