130 00 Prague, Czech Republic
Sun-Thurs 9-17, Fri 9-13
Established in1891, the New Jewish Cemetery (Nový zidovský hrbitov) is the home to over 100,000 graves, most notably that of Franz Kafka. Aside from this quintessential Prague figure, there's a central lot reserved for valued representatives of Prague's Jewish community and another where significant rabbis lie. Additionally, there are almost one hundred tombstones selected for preservation because of their artistic value. Mostly neo-Renaissance, it's worth taking time for these impressive works of art. The New Jewish Cemetery also houses a memorial to Czechoslovak Jews who were murdered in concentration camps or resistance fights. The Star of David shines brightly at the center of a chaotic and painful world, representing hope in the midst of suffering, the need for which anyone can relate to.