Prague jewish quarter map
Map of prague jewish quarter. Prague jewish quarter map (Bohemia - Czechia) to print. Prague jewish quarter map (Bohemia - Czechia) to download. The jewish quarter in prague map (Josefov) is located between the Old Town Square and the Vltava River. The torrid history of the former Jewish Ghetto began in the 13th century, when Jewish people were ordered to vacate their disparate homes and settle in this one area of prague jewish quarter. Over the centuries, with Jews banned from living anywhere else in Prague, and with new arrivals expelled from Moravia, Germany, Austria and Spain joining them, ever more people crowded in to the quarter.
The jewish quarter in prague map has: six synagogues, including Maisel Synagogue, the Spanish Synagogue and the Old-New Synagogue; the Jewish Ceremonial Hall; and the Old Jewish Cemetery, the most remarkable of its kind in Europe. The monuments of prague jewish quarter even survived the Nazi occupation in the 20th century. Adolf Hitler decided to preserve the Jewish Quarter as a “Museum of an Extinct Race”. To this end, the Nazis even gathered Jewish artefacts from other occupied countries, transporting them to Prague to form part of the museum.