Czech Republic / Bohemia


In the village of Drevikov, roughly sixty miles southeast of Prague, it is possible to see how Jews lived in the villages of Bohemia at the end of the nineteenth century, before their immigration to cities and industrial centers. About thirty Jewish families lived in the two-story houses on the “Jewish street” of this village.

The school and small synagogue of the community, now a store, can still be seen. The old cemetery is nearby at the edge of a wood. The Jewish houses, partly of wood, the small synagogue, and the mikvah are to the village’s south.

Velká Bukovina, further away, is another rural ghetto that is well preserved.