Kolin - Medieval Jewish Quarter

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The Kolin synagogue, which is the second oldest in the Czech Republic, was constructed after 1642. Jews resided in the city as early as the 14th century, but the community was virtually wiped out during the Nazi deportations to the Terezin concentration camp in World War II.
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A combination with Kutna Hora medieval town , Cesky Sternberk castle , Konopiste castle , Velke Popovice brewery , Kourim folk architecture museum , Kladruby stud ,or Kasak“s glassworks , Velke Popovice brewery is available.

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Jews resided here as early as the 14th century . In the first half of the 19th century there lived 313 lived there and in 1854 1700 persons. The number of Jews dropped in the following years , only 430 persons are recorded in 1930. 2,202 persons were deported to Terezin from Kolin and its vicinity in 1942 and only about 105 survived the Nazi occupation .
The Kolin J. community gave birth to many significant personalities in the field of culture, politics and economics, e.g. Bernard Illowy ( died in 1971 in Cincinnati ) ,a prominent Orthodox Rabbi in the USA , Otokar Fischer, a Czech-Jewish poet and literary historian , members of Petschek family , well-known bankers. A part of the former Jewish ghetto survived The synagogue survived . The chandelier and a part of the furnishing are kept today in Temple Emmanuel in Denver , USA.
The old cemetery can be open on request in the Regional museum .The earliest preserved tombstones date from the 1st half of the 15th century, burials until 1887. there is buried the son of the Prague Rabbi Jehhuda ben Becalel, there are over 2600 tombstones . There was founded also the second oldest chevra kadischa .
The new Jewish cemetery is still used, can be open on request .

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The Kolin synagogue, which is the second oldest in the Czech Republic, was constructed after 1642. The synagogue served its original purpose until the year 1955. It is also time when the Torahs from Kolin were send to the different Jewish communities all over the world. Only the early baroque Aron ha kodesh, acquired at the expense of the Viennese financier Samuel Oppenheimer, uncle of David Oppenheimer, the provinncial rabbi in Bohemia, remains in its original location. The inscription in the frieze reads " This is a gift from the prince and high official Samuel Oppenheimer at the Kingļæ½s Court and in the capital city." However, the title of prince does not imply noble status but expresses the importance of the offerer in the eyes of the Kolin Jewish community.
The whole complex of the Kolin synagogue and the former Jewish school underwent demanding reconstruction work at the end of the 1990s and at the present time it is partially used for cultural purposes.
The uncle of Franz Kafka - Filip Kafka - had the shop in the main square of Kolin.
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Trip:
Kolin Jewish Quarter (E6) - 4 hour round trip

Trips combinations:
2)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Kutna Hora E1 - 7 hour round trip
3)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Kasak“s glassworks E3 - 6hour round trip
4)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Zleby castle E2 - 6 hour round trip
5)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Kourim E4 or Prerov E5 folk arch. museum - 6hour round trip
6)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Cesky Sternberk castle SE2 - 7 hour round trip
7)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Kutna Hora E1 + Zleby castle E2 - 8hour round trip
8)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Kutna Hora E1 + Cesky Sternberk castle SE2 - 8hour round trip
9)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Kutna Hora E1 + Konopiste castle SE1 - 9hour round trip
10)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Kutna Hora E1 + Kasak“s glassworks E3 - 9hour round trip
11)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Kutna Hora E1 + Kourim E4 or Prerov E5 folk architecture museum + C. Sternberk castle SE2 - 10hour round trip
12)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Kutna Hora medieval town E1 + Zleby castle E2 + Kasak“s glassworks E3 - 11hour round trip
13)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Kutna Hora medieval town E1 + Konopiste castle SE1 + Cesky Sternberk castle SE2 - 12hour round trip
14)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Kutna Hora medieval town E1 + Cesky Sternberk castle SE2 + Kasak“s glassworks E3 - 12hour round trip
15)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Kutna Hora medieval town E1 + Telc town and castle SEE1 - 13hour round trip
16)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Kutna Hora medieval town E1 + Trebic and Polna medieval ghettos SEE2 - 13hour round trip
17)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Kutna Hora medieval town E1 + Cesky Sternberk castle SE2 + Telc town and castle SEE1 - 14hour round trip
18)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Kutna Hora medieval town E1 + Zleby castle E2 + Telc town and castle SEE1 - 14hour round trip
19)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Kutna Hora medieval town E1 + Kourim E4 or Prerov folk architecture museums E5+ Telc town and castle SEE1 - 14hour round trip
20)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Kutna Hora medieval town E1 + Trebic and Polna medieval ghettos SEE2 + Cesky Sternberk castle SE2 - 14hour round trip
21)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Kutna Hora medieval town E1 + Trebic and Polna medieval ghettos SEE2 + Kasak“s glassworks E3 - 14hour round trip
22)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Kutna Hora medieval town E1 + Trebic and Polna medieval ghettos SEE2 + Telc town SEE1 - 14hour round trip
23)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Kutna Hora E1 + Trebic and Polna ghettos SEE2 + Kourim E4 or Prerov folk architecture museums E5 - 14hour round trip
24)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Skoda car museum NE1 - 9hour round trip
25)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Skoda car museum NE1 and factory NE2 - 10hour round trip
26)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Skoda car museum NE1 + Kourim E4 or Prerov folk architecture museums E5 -10hour round trip
27)Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Skoda car museum NE1 and factory NE2 + Kourim E4 or Prerov folk architecture museums E5 - 11hour round trip
28) Kolin Jewish Quarter E6 + Velke Popovice brewery CE8 - 8 hour round trip

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