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Jewish Prague : gloses on history and kultur : a guidebook

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Jewish Prague : gloses on history and kultur : a guidebook
Call No: 943.7 R98j

Call Number943.7 R98j
Statement of ResponsibilityCtibor Rybár ; [translation, Joy Turner-Kadecková, Slavoš Kadecka].
Creators & ContributorsRybár, Ctibor (author)
Turner-Kadečková, Joy (translator)
Kadečka, Slavoš (translator)
SummaryNot just a guide book, but an illustrated History of the Jews in  Prague (capital of today's Czech Republic) one of Central Europe's oldest and  most well-known. Prague boasts one of the oldest recorded kehilot in Europe,  first mentioned by an Arab-Jewish traveller Ibrahim ibn Yaqub in 965. Since then, the community never ceased to exist, despite a number of pogroms and  expulsions, and the holocaust and subsequent antisemitic persecution by the  Communist regime in the 20th Century. —Publisher
ContentsI. Notes on History
  • The Jewish Town of Prague – Its origin and settlement
  • The Ghetto at the time of Rudolph II
  • After the Battle of the White Mountain
  • The Theresian Expulsion and Josephian reforms
  • Assimilation
  • The turn of the 19th and 20th centuries
  • The Clearance of the Jewish Town
  • The First Republic
  • The Terezin Ghetto
II. Notes on Culture
  • Oridnary days and holidays in the ghetto
  • Prague Hebrew literature / PhDr. Jiřina Šedinová CSc.
  • The Jews in Prague German literature / PhDr. Gabriela Veselá 
  • Golem –Tales and legends of the ghetto
III. Guidebookt ot he Monuments of the Jewish Town of Prague
  • The Jewish Museum in Prague / Arno Pařík
  • The Synagogues of the Jewish Town
  • The Old-New Synagogue
  • The HIgh Synagogue
  • The Maisel Synagogue
  • The Klausen Synagogue
  • The Pinkas Synagogue
  • The Spanish Synagogue
  • The Jewish Town Hall
  • The Old Jewish Cemetery
  • The Jewish monuments of the Old Town of Prague
  • The Jewish monuments of other Prague towns and quarters
Physical Description 301 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Carrier Typevolume
Publisher[Czechoslovakia] : TV Spektrum in cooperation with Akropolis Publishers
Edition1st edition
  • Cover title: Jewish Prague : guide to the monuments;
  • Translation of: Židovská Praha: glosy k dejinám o kulture: pruvodce pamatkami;
  • Includes bibliographical references (page 303)
RecognitionGifted in 2010 by Odie Kaplan