Czech Republic / Moravia

Dolni Kounice

Dolni Kounice © Henry Bouhnik

Dolni Kounice is a small town of Moravia located 115 miles South of Prague. Jews began settling there in the Fifteenth century and part of the ghetto has been preserved.

The Renaissance-style synagogue was built in 1652. Closed by the Nazis in 1940, it was restaured in 1994 and today houses a exhibition hall. Inside the synagogue, you will observe arcades and Hebrew writings on the wall. There’s also Jewish cemetery in Dolni Kounice.