Czech Republic / Moravia

Velké Meziříčí

Velké Meziříčí © Henry Bouhnik

Velké Meziříčí is a small town of Moravia located 85 miles South East of Prague.The Jewish community started settling there in the sixteenth century. The ghetto is well-preserved. You can still observe the walls and doors built in the eighteenth century.  The Renaissance-style synagogue dates from the early sixteenth century. It was restored in 1995 and now serves as a exhibition center.  The Grand Synagogue in neo-Gothic style was constructed in 1867.

The Jewish cemetery is located 300 meters from the city center. It was constructed in 1650 and the oldest tombstone dates from 1677.