Jewish Cemetery and Memorial Hall

Pekárenská 251/79A, České Budějovice, 37004
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The cemetery was established at a place known as Na Křížku in 1867 and was badly damaged by the Nazis in World War Two.

The oldest group of the headstones comprises traditional Jewish steles, and the later headstones reflect the craft and art standard of their time. The grave inscriptions are mostly in Hebrew and German, exceptionally in Hebrew and Czech, mainly for burials after 1945.

The entry area to the cemetery features a memorial to believers tortured in Nazi concentration camps and fallen in resistance to Nazism. The sandstone memorial in the shape of a tomb with a Hebrew and Czech inscription was built by the Jewish Religious Community of České Budějovice.

The cemetery covers an area of 6,453 m2 and includes the gravedigger’s cottage, which has been converted into a memorial hall. The cemetery is owned by the Jewish Community of Prague and is a protected heritage site in its entirety.

Map to Pekárenská 251/79A, České Budějovice, 37004

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