Jewish Prague With a Local Historian
This very distinctive tour will immerse you in the Jewish heritage of Prague, focusing on the history, traditions, legends that were central to Jewish life. As a young Czech historian and journalist, I will take you to important areas of the city that were essential to the Nazi occupation and the Holocaust. On our walk through the Jewish Quarter, we will visit the forgotten departure lounge from which Czech Jewish were placed on train transports to the Nazi death camps. In addition, we will step into the 13th Century and tour the Jewish district, which at that time, was the largest Jewish ghetto in Europe. The tour will spotlight the life and writings Franz Kafka. Our walk through the Jewish quarter will take us to the magnificent Prague synagogue. We will pass by the house in which Franz Kafka was born. We will visit the New Jewish Cemetery where Kafka is buried.