World Cemeteries

Old Jewish Cemetery, Prague, Czech Republic

Jewish significant symbol in the center of Europe. Old Jewish cemetery in Prague - a cemetery next to the Jewish quarter of Josefov. Historical evidence suggests that the burials date back to at least the early 15th century. In order not to disturb the peace of the deceased, the burials took place in layers. The oldest surviving tombstone dates from 1439. According to some estimates, at least 100,000 Jews are buried in the cemetery, and about 12,000 gravestones have survived to this day. There are no pompous monuments here, but on a very small piece of land there is a huge concentration of memory, sadness and greatness. Not only old gravestones have been preserved here, but also fragments of very old burials. Many legends are associated with the local cemetery, moreover, this place is mentioned in all world guidebooks.