Old Jewish Cemetery in Josefov
Old Jewish Cemetery
with Ceremonial Hall in the background
The oldest grave in the old Jewish cemetery
in Prague is that of a rabbi, poet and physician named Avigdor
Kara, who died in 1439. His original tombstone was recently replaced
by a replica (Not shown). Kara was one of the few survivors of
a pogrom at Easter time in 1389 when approximately 3,000 Jews,
almost the entire Jewish population in Prague, were killed by
the Christians living in the city, after local Catholic priests
accused the Jews of desecrating the Host used in the sacrament
of Holy Communion.
The view in the picture above is looking
toward the exit which is right by the Ceremonial Hall, shown in the background
in the center of the photograph. On the right in the background
is the Klausen Synagogue.