Sights Protected by UNESCO and Medieval Jewish Quarters in 3 DAYS
3 day round tripOrder Tour Code: PAC 2
Kolin - Jewish Quarter - click on country tours click on: Kolin town ,
Kutna Hora – seeing the town (UNESCO)- overnight click on: Kutna Hora medieval town
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP
Golcuv Jenikov and Hermanuv Mestec Jewish Quarters
click on: Golcuv Jenikov and Hermanuv Mestec Jewish Sights and Drevikov
It is a part of an extensive open-air museum of folk art , which includes several other villages in the neighbourhood .
Polna and Trebic medieval Jewish Quarters
click on: Trebic medieval ghetto protected by UNESCO and basilica
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Trebic – overnight
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP
Trebic (UNESCO) - seeing the Jewish Quarter click on: Trebic medieval ghetto protected by UNESCO and basilica
Telc ( UNESCO ) click on: Telc medieval town and castle
Kaliste – the birthplace of Gustav Mahler click on: Gustav Mahler country trip
8 HOUR ROUND TRIP
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Day 1 - Kolin
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 cemeterycan 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 oldets chevra kadischa . The new Jewish cemetery – still used .
Kutna Hora – seeing the town (UNESCO), overnight
When the Jews granted the civic equality under law in the middle 19th century, Jews from the neighbouring villages started to move there. The congregation numbered 119 in 1930 and ceased exist after World War II. The film director Milos Forman , resident in Hollywood at present was born here . The synagogue is used as the gallery .
The Jewish quarter was fairly extensive from the S of the square to the W , most probably with a medieval core . It was not compact ghetto, Christian houses were scattered among the Jewish houses. Most of the Jewish quarter has survived up to present . remains of a ritual bath are preserved in the basement of the former school. The synagogue is in the centre of the Jewish quarter . It was built in the moorish-Romanesque style in 1870 on the foundations pf an earlier synagogue . Since 1977 it has served as a depository of the State Jewish Museum. The aron ha-kodesh has been preserved .
the Synagogue was nicely restored and is open to the public, the Jewish settlement of the town dates back to the 15th century. The old Jewish cemtery with 1077 gravestonesm including the tomb from 1844. This cemetery ranks among the largest, oldest and best preserved Jewish cemeteries in the country.
it is a part of an extensive open-air museum of folk art , which includes several other villages in the neighbourhood . Small village in Bohemia , where in the mid-18th century so many Jewish families settled that they fromed an overwhelming majority of its inhabitants. The village had a total of 30 Jewish families in the mid-19th cent., but towards the end of the century the community numbered only 20 persons of the Jewsih faith and the remaining Jewish families migratedto towns before 1930 . The Jewish street , dating from the mid-18th century , leads eastwards from the village green. The houses are mostly small one-storey buildings with no outbuildings since Jewish did not engage in farming but mostly earned their living by trading. moreover , Jewish were not free to build the houses so they had to enlarge the floor space by an additional storey . The former Jewish school has been preserved. The synagogue was built in the mid-18th century , later it was converted into a dwelling house.The cemetery was restored in the 1970s and fragments of damaged Baroque tombstones have been embedded in the walls of the former mortuary.
Polna Jewish Ghetto
In a small old medieval town survived the Jewish ghetto that was founded in 1681 . The Jewish quarter makes 32 houses with the synagogue from the year 1684 . The ghetto survived also its original triangle basis . The famous American actress and singer Barbara Streissand planned to make the movie Yentl here. The Jewish Cemetery – is situated 700 m from the city center . It was expanded several times since the 16th century . The cemetery is being kept by the group of independent enthusiastic people from the near towns .
Trebic – overnight trip 31
Seeing Trebic(UNESCO) Trebic Jewish Ghetto – one of the oldest Jewish settlements was a naturally-evolving urban structure , complete with every element typical of a Jewish ghetto - maximum use of the available space made further evolution of its buildings impossible. There were built a town hall , rabbinate , school, hospital, poorhouse , etc. – together 123 numbered houses aside from two synagogues . It is the best preserved original Jewish quarter in Europa protected by UNESCO . The Jewish Cemetery – today it is one of the biggest cemeteries of its kind in the Central Europa , with the area 11772 sq. metres. It is enclosed by massive walls , contains around 11 thousand graves , and nearly three thousand gravestones , the oldest of which dates from 1625.
On the way back to Prague seeing Telc ( UNESCO ) and village Kaliste – the birthplace of Gustav Mahler ( 1860 Kaliste – 1911 Vienna , who lived here up to the age of 17 ).
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