Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Jewish Quarter

Heart-wrenching and truly unforgettable, the Jewish Quarter is a must-see for anyone visiting Prague. Known as Josefov - the Jewish Quarter encompasses a number of wonderful historic sights including the Maisel, Spanish, Klaus and Pinkas Synagogues but for me, the most emotionally moving part of our journey was the Old Jewish Cemetery - walking in silent reverence as the snow crunched loudly under the weight of our boots. Here we were surrounded by hundreds of graves and their crumbling, leaning headstones...testament to the treatment of the Jews who were confined to their own ghetto, even in death.

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