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Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague

U stareho hrbitova 243/3a | 110 00, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
+420 222 749 211
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Permanent exhibition Children's Drawings from the Terezin Ghetto Located on the first floor, this exhibition focuses on the fate of Jewish children who were incarcerated in the Terezin ghetto during the Second World War. It is based on the now world famous children's drawings that were made in the ghetto between 1942 and 1944 under the supervision of the artist Friedl Dicker-Brandeis. These emotionally powerful drawings bear testimony to the persecution of Jews during the Nazi occupation of the Bohemian lands in 1939-45. They document the transports to Terezin and daily life in the ghetto, as well as the dreams of returning home and of life in the Jewish homeland of Palestine. The vast majority of the children perished in the gas chambers of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The Pinkas Synagogue is part of the Jewish Museum in Prague. The Pinkas Synagogue is the second oldest preserved synagogue in Prague. Bbuilt in the late Gothic style in 1535, it was founded by Aaron Meshulam Horowitz, a prominent member of the Prague Jewish Community, and probably named after his grandson, Rabbi Pinkas Horowitz. It was originally a place of prayer for the Horowitz family and was located near a ritual bath (mikveh). It was restored to its original form in 1950-54. Memorial to the Bohemian and Moravian Victims of the Shoah In 1955-60 the Pinkas Synagogue was turned into a memorial to the nearly 80,000 Jewish victims of the Shoah from Bohemia and Moravia. One of the earliest memorials of its kind in Europe, it is the work of two painters, Václav Boštík and Jiří John. After the Soviet invasion of 1968, the memorial was closed to the public for more than 20 years. It was fully reconstructed and reopened to the public in 1995 after the fall of the Communist regime.
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U stareho hrbitova 243/3a | 110 00, Prague 110 00, Czech Republic
Josefov
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went on a self guided tour and it was worth it. The exhibiton is packed with information! I'm interested in history so I read everything. The cemetery is rather small but it is just stunning how old everything is. My husband didn't like it...More

Thank Banjo_Alina
Reviewed 6 days ago

Pinkas Synagogue is the 2nd oldest in Prague (some prior buildings from 15th century but mostly built in 16th), built in a simple Gothic style influenced by the Ashkenazi Jews of northern Europe. In the museum part of the Pinkas were preserved many ceremonial elements...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Pinkas Synagogue is a must visit memorial to the approximately 80 000 Czech and Morovian Jews who were victims of the Holocaust. The names inscribed on the walls is an important reminder not to forget...

Thank jleone435
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is part of the Jewish Museum and cannot be visited in isolation only as part of the Museum Tour. Please note we entered here and had to pay in cash. There has been Synagogue on this location since 1479 and has been rebuilt many...More

Thank Evets54
jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your visit, we will be happy to welcome you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You don't need to spend a lot of time in the Pinkas Synagogue, but it's worth going in to look around and think about the victims whose names are memorized here.

1  Thank LANA H
jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit, we will be happy to welcome you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Pinkas Synagogue houses a memorial to the 80,000 Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide from Bohemia and Moravia. The names circle the walls and it was chilling to find the names of familiar families written there. Bring tissues.

Thank simonthecellar
jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit, we will be happy to welcome you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A synagogue built in 1535, in the 1950's turned into a holicaust museum. Must see when in Prague. Recommended as part of a tour of the Jewish quarter, aling with other Synagogues and museums close by.

1  Thank David-Miriam-Cohen
jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit, we will be happy to welcome you again.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a very moving memorial to Holocaust victims. Structurally this is a 'normal' church or synagogue. However the walls are covered with the names of the Czech and Moravian Jewish victims of the Nazi genocide. There are 80,000 names on the walls. It is...More

1  Thank Don P
jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit, we will be happy to welcome you again.

Reviewed 18 May 2017

must see, especially for Jews, very interesting, enjoy it as part of a tour of the jewish quarter in prague

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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit, we will be happy to welcome you again.

Reviewed 17 May 2017

No longer a synagogue, but now a symbol of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust. This is a moving experience. To see the almost 200000 names upon the wall and think that only a generation ago they were walking these same streets. It's a...More

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jewishmuseminprague, Tým podpory webu TripAdvisorFront Office Manager at Pinkas Synagogue, Jewish Museum in Prague, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit, we will be happy to welcome you again.

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traveler9519
I've recently visited the synagogue and was moved by the prayer playing in the background. Could you please tell me the name of the recording? Thank you in advance!
10 July 2016|
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Response from jewishmuseminprague | Property representative |
The prayer is "El malei rachamim", a funeral prayer used by the Ashkenazi Jewish community. The chazzan recites it, for the ascension of the souls of the dead, during the funeral, going up to the grave of the departed... More
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barryjay
Are there afternoon tours for Pinkas synagogue in early October?
20 August 2015|
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Response from jewishmuseminprague | Property representative |
Yes, tours with a certified guide of the Jewish Museum in Prague are available for individual visitors as well as organized groups. Guided tours in English are held daily during the museum's opening hours usually at 10.30 am... More
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