- This restored sixteenth-century temple is part of the multi-site Jewish Museum - Prague's most popular museum. The exhibits were collected during World War II as the occupying Nazis pillaged each and every Czech Jewish community and stockpiled the booty in Prague, where a small Jewish Museum had existed since 1906. The synagogue now houses the first part of an exhibition called 'History of the Jews in Bohemia and Moravia' covering the period from the tenth century to the eighteenth century. Displays include silver Torah shields, pointers, fine tapestry, Torah curtains, documents, books and items from the ordinary everyday life of the city's Jews. Many of the finest objects date back to the relatively prosperous sixteenth century, when several of the richest synagogues in the Jewish quarter were built.
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