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Klausen Synagogue

Klausen Synagogue By Chmee2 (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The Klausen Synagogue is located by the entrance to the Old Jewish Cemetery.

The name is originated at a three small buildings – klausen with a ritual spa and talmudic school. There was a huge fire in 1689 and the building burnt down. During the occupation (1939) was the inside space destroyed. In these days there is an interesant exposition of Jewish museum, dedicated to traditions and habits which were connected to whole life of religious minority and to liturgical year. Therefore you can get known here about the life in the city, rural life and about the closness  between life of Jews and ordinary Czechs.

 

 

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