This area once considered the "ghetto," is one of the few locations that was not bombed under Hitler's reign. Hitler's original idea for this area was to create a "Jewish museum" of an extinct race. Since then, the original buildings (minus the synagogues) have been replaced, as the memories of the past have continued to haunt the people of Prague.

 

Having lived under such confinement for so long, Jews were forced to bury in small cemeteries that soon became crammed due to the lack of space. This cemetary is believed to hold one-hundred thousand bodies that are buried twelve layers deep.

 

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