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Prague Plans Holocaust Memorial

Posted: Jan. 3rd, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Though no one is likely to forget the horrors of the 20th century, Prague is making sure that the stories and history of the holocaust are not forgotten with plans that may bring a new memorial into the city. With survivors passing on and fewer and fewer left to keep the memories alive, the memorial is a welcome addition to the city, despite its grim subject matter.

A Holocaust memorial might be opened at the former railway station in Prague-Bubny from where transports of Jews were dispatched to concentration camps during World War Two, the daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MFD) writes in its Prague supplement yesterday.


However, the project depends the final zoning plan for the whole locality where a new residential district is to be built, the paper adds.


It recalls that some 150 000 Jews from the wartime Protectorate Bohemia and Moravia left from the Prague-Bubny railway station for the internment camp for European Jews in Terezin, north Bohemia, from which regular transports were sent farther to extermination camps.


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