Jewish Heritage Europe

Publications & Sources


Toledot, the Jewish Family Research Center in Prague, has an extensive online Bibliography of (mainly) Czech-language books and other relevant publications.


In addition to the publications listed below, there is a wide range of books, brochures, pamphlets and other material available locally in Prague and other towns and cities.

Altshuler, Linda A. and Anna R. Cohen (eds) The Precious Legacy: Judaic Treasure from the Czechoslovak State Collections. New York: Summit Books, 1983

Ehl, Petr; Parik, Arno; and Fiedler, Jiri. Old Bohemian and Moravian Cemeteries. Paseka, Prague, 1991

Fiedler, Jiri. Jewish Sights of Bohemia and Moravia. Prague: Sefer, 1991. A pioneering work.

Following the Traces of Gustav Mahler. Jihlava: Vysocina Tourism, 2009

Greenblatt, Rachel L. “The Shapes of Memory: Evidence in Stone from the Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.” Leo Baeck Institute Yearbookvol. 47, No. 1. 2002 43-67

Grossman, Grace Cohen. Jewish Museums of the World. New York: Universe, 2008

Gruber, Ruth Ellen. “Reportage: Beyond Prague’s “Precious Legacy”: post-communist Jewish exhibits and synagogue restorations in the Czech Republic.” East European Jewish Affairs Vol. 45 , Iss. 2-3, 2015

Gruber, Ruth Ellen. Upon the Doorposts of Thy House: Jewish Life in East-Central Europe, Yesterday and Today. New York: Wiley, 1994

Haidler, Jaroslav; Mlateček, František; Vítámvás, Petr. Židovský Hřbitov V Boskovicích: Průvodce. Museum Boskovicka a Albert, Boskovice, 2002.

Hamackova, Vlastimila and Sedinova, Jirina. “Cimitiere Juif de Holesov.” In Judaica Bohemiae, Vol. XV, No. 2, 1979

Hamackova, Vlastimila and Sedinova, Jirina. “Hebrew Inscriptions in the old Synagogue at Holesov.” In Judaica Bohemiae, vol XXII, No. 1, 1986

Herman, Jan. Jewish Cemeteries in Bohemia and Moravia. Council of Jewish Communities in the CSR, Prague, 1983

Jakubec, Pavel and Blanka Rozkošná. Židovské Památky Cech/Jewish Monuments in Bohemia. Brno: Era, 2004.

Kabeláč, Jaromír. Jews and Jewish Monuments in Heřmanův Městec. Heřmanův Městec: Society of Friends of Jewish Culture in Heřmanův Městec, 1992

Kalmar, Ivan Davidson. “Moorish Style: Orientalism, the Jews, and Synagogue Architecture.” Jewish Social Studies – Volume 7, Number 3, Spring/Summer 2001 (New Series), pp. 68-100

Klenovský, Jaroslav. Židovské Památky Moravy a Slezka/Jewish Monuments of Moravia and Silesia. Brno: Era, 2001.

Klenovský has also published numerous monographs on Jewish heritage sites in specific Moravian towns.

Parik, Arno. The Reconstruction of Synagogues and Jewish Cemeteries in the Czech Republic. Report delivered at the International Conference, “The Jewish Patrimony in Europe,” held in Paris, January 1999

Polakovic, Daniel. “Documentation of the Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.” Click here to read on

Rupnow, Dirk. “From Final Depository to Memorial: the History and Significance of the Jewish Museum in Prague.” European Judaism. Volume: 37. Issue: 1, 2004. Pp 142 ff.

Tanaka, Satoko. Wilhelm Stiassny (1842–1910) Synagogenbau, Orientalismus und jüdische Identität (PhD dissertation, University of Vienna, 2009). Viewable online at

Toman, Jindrich. “Making Sense of a Ruin: Nineteenth-Century Gentile Images of the Old Jewish Cemetery in Prague.” Bohemia 52 (2012) 1, 108-122

Valley, Eli. The Great Jewish Cities of Central and Eastern Europe. Northvale, N.J.: Jason Aronson, Inc., 1999

Detailed descriptions of Jewish sites, history and traditions in Budapest, Krakow, Warsaw and Prague

Volavková, Hana. The Jewish Museum of Prague: A Guide Through the Collections. Prague: Council of Jewish Religious Communities of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia, 1948