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Prague, Czech Republic: Jewish Gravestones Used as Cobblestones To Be Returned

Posted by Jean-Yves on Nov 22, 2019
 

Fragments of Jewish gravestones found during future excavation work in the Czech capital Prague will be given to the city’s Old Jewish Cemetery. An agreement was reached between City Hall and the Jewish community after fragments were found in some of the city’s pedestrian zones.

Czech Jews have for years been calling for the removal of the stones. Fragments taken from a derelict 19th Century Jewish cemetery were used as cobbles during works in 1987.

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