40/43.- Prague, Satronová Synagóga


We are now in the Jewish Town (Josefov - Zidovské Mesto), the smallest of Prague’s quarters. This district grew up around the Old New Synagogue (Staronová Synagoga) and it was known as the ghetto. Its Jewish citizens were not allowed to take part in Prague’s political life and were expelled from the city several times. They were not accepted as "normal" citizens with their own rights until 1848, when the district became the fifth district, since then this district is also known as Josefov (a reference to Emperor Joseph II). At the beginning of the 20th century almost all the houses were replaced by new ones. It only remained the six synagogues, the cemetery and the town hall. Probably the most important of them is the building you see in this photo, the Satronová Synagóga (the Old New Synagogue), from the 13th century.

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