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Jewish Monuments of the Czech Republic

Jewish Monuments of the Czech Republic

A Photographic Journey by Ivan Prokop

Thursday, July 28, 2011 to Friday, October 28, 2011

On display on the 7th floor
Free and open to the public

Sunday-Monday 10 am- 5 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday 10 am- 6 pm
Friday 10 am - 3 pm
Closed to the public Tuesdays, Saturdays, and Jewish and secular holidays.

Photographer Ivan Prokop was born in Prague in 1954. His hauntingly beautiful photographs of Jewish cemeteries and synagogues in the Czech Republic appear in a recently published travel guide entitled Nine Jewish Journeys – Walking the Monuments of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia. For Prokop, who works mostly in the entertainment arena, the process of discovering and photographing the region’s Jewish heritage sites has been eye-opening. He encountered many local residents who were ignorant about Jewish sites and wished to remain so, and others who were serving as their enthusiastic stewards. MORE>


These photographs are on loan from the photographer and presented in cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic of Chicago and the American Jewish Committee.