Jewish Cemetery, Prague

From 1439 to 1787, this was the only burial ground allowed for the Jews of Prague. Tombs were piled atop each other because of limited space… As things settled over time, the tombstones got crooked. (from Rick Steves’ Prague)

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2 thoughts on “Jewish Cemetery, Prague

  1. MaryAnn says:

    Photos are not allowed in the main cemetery–this was taken from a small stairwell nearby.

    There are 12,000 tombstones in the cemetery.

  2. Julie Johnson says:

    Mary Ann, It is indeed a quite moving place. I was there with students on Alternative Context. I have a picture (over the wall too)of the cemetary with snow on the rocks on the headstones. It sits on my desk at home. So powerful. Praying for your journey. Peace, Julie

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