Josefov

Jewish QuarterJewish GhettoJewish TownJewish Ghetto in PragueJosefov (Prague)Josefov neighborhood, or Old Jewish Quarterold Jewish Quarter of PraguePrague Jewish QuarterPrague's Jewish Quarter
Josefov (also Jewish Quarter; Josefstadt) is a town quarter and the smallest cadastral area of Prague, Czech Republic, formerly the Jewish ghetto of the town.wikipedia
69 Related Articles

Prague

Prague, Czech RepublicPrague, CzechoslovakiaPraha
Josefov (also Jewish Quarter; Josefstadt) is a town quarter and the smallest cadastral area of Prague, Czech Republic, formerly the Jewish ghetto of the town.
Main attractions include Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter, Petřín hill and Vyšehrad.

Jewish ghettos in Europe

ghettoJewish ghettoghettos
Josefov (also Jewish Quarter; Josefstadt) is a town quarter and the smallest cadastral area of Prague, Czech Republic, formerly the Jewish ghetto of the town.

History of the Jews in Prague

Prague's Jewish communityJewishflourishing Jewish culture
The quarter is often represented by the flag of Prague's Jewish community, a yellow Magen David (Star of David) on a red field.
Unfortunately Prague's Jewish Quarter was totally demolished in the early 1900s, except for the synagogues and a few other buildings, and rebuilt in the fashion of the time, art nouveau style.

Old Town (Prague)

Old TownOld Town of PragueStaré Město
It is completely surrounded by the Old Town.
The former Jewish Town (Josefov) is located in the northwest corner of Old Town heading towards the Vltava.

Jewish Town Hall (Prague)

Jewish Town HallJewish Town Hall in Prague
The Jewish Town Hall (Židovská radnice) in Josefov, Prague, was constructed adjacent to the Old New Synagogue on the corner of Maiselova and Červená Ulice in 1586 in Renaissance style under the sponsorship of Mayor Mordechai Maisel.

Spanish Synagogue (Prague)

Spanish SynagogueSpanish Synagogue in PragueThe Spanish Synagogue
The Spanish Synagogue (, Španělská synagoga, Spanische Synagoge) is the newest synagogue in the area of the so-called Jewish Town, yet paradoxically, it was built at the place of the presumably oldest synagogue, Old School (also known as Altshul).

Old New Synagogue

Old-New SynagogueAltneuschulAlt-neu Shul
The Old New Synagogue (Staronová synagoga; Altneu-Synagoge), also called or Altneuschul, situated in Josefov, Prague, is Europe's oldest active synagogue.

Jewish Ceremonial Hall, Prague

The Jewish Ceremonial Hall (Obřadní síň in Czech) can be found in the Josefov or Jewish Quarter of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.

Cadastre

cadastralcadastercadastral map
Josefov (also Jewish Quarter; Josefstadt) is a town quarter and the smallest cadastral area of Prague, Czech Republic, formerly the Jewish ghetto of the town.

Czech Republic

CzechCZEthe Czech Republic
Josefov (also Jewish Quarter; Josefstadt) is a town quarter and the smallest cadastral area of Prague, Czech Republic, formerly the Jewish ghetto of the town.

Star of David

Stars of DavidMagen DavidJewish star
The quarter is often represented by the flag of Prague's Jewish community, a yellow Magen David (Star of David) on a red field.

Pogrom

pogromsanti-Jewish riotsList of events named pogrom
The first pogrom was in 1096 (the first crusade) and eventually they were concentrated within a walled Ghetto. In 1389, one of the worst pogroms saw some 1,500 massacred at Easter Sunday.

Ghetto

ghettosghettoizationghettoisation
The first pogrom was in 1096 (the first crusade) and eventually they were concentrated within a walled Ghetto. The ghetto was most prosperous towards the end of the 16th century when the Jewish Mayor, Mordecai Maisel, became the Minister of Finance and a very wealthy man.

Ottokar II of Bohemia

Ottokar IIPřemysl Otakar IIOtakar II of Bohemia
In 1262, Přemysl Otakar II issued a Statuta Judaeorum which granted the community a degree of self-administration.

Easter

Easter SundayPaschaEaster Day
In 1389, one of the worst pogroms saw some 1,500 massacred at Easter Sunday.

Mordecai Meisel

Mordechai MaiselMordecai Maisel
The ghetto was most prosperous towards the end of the 16th century when the Jewish Mayor, Mordecai Maisel, became the Minister of Finance and a very wealthy man.

Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor

Joseph IIEmperor Joseph IIJoseph II of Austria
In 1850, the quarter was renamed "Josefstadt" (Joseph's City) after Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor who emancipated Jews with the Toleration Edict in 1781.

Patent of Toleration

Toleration Edict1781 Edict of Tolerationedict of tolerance
In 1850, the quarter was renamed "Josefstadt" (Joseph's City) after Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor who emancipated Jews with the Toleration Edict in 1781.

Paris

Paris, FranceParísParisian
Most of the quarter was demolished between 1893 and 1913 as part of an initiative to model the city on Paris.

Jewish Museum in Prague

Jewish Museum of PragueJewish MuseumPrague's Jewish Museum
What was left were only six synagogues, the old cemetery, and the Old Jewish Town Hall (now all part of the Jewish Museum in Prague and described below).

The Golem: How He Came into the World

The GolemDer GolemDer Golem, wie er in die Welt kam
Medieval Josefov is depicted in the 1920 film The Golem, composed of cramped, angular, squinted buildings, but this impression is used purely to convey the expressionist nature of the film.

German Expressionism

German ExpressionistexpressionistGerman Expressionists
Medieval Josefov is depicted in the 1920 film The Golem, composed of cramped, angular, squinted buildings, but this impression is used purely to convey the expressionist nature of the film.