Obj. ID: 46429 Holocaust Memorial to the Jewish Ghetto in Česká Lípa, Czech Republic, 2008
Památník židovskému ghettu
Translation: Monument to the Jewish Ghetto
What is Commemorated?
The Jewish Ghetto and the Old Synagogue of Česká Lípa
This monument, situated in a public park, is made of a dark granite sculpture at the side of a square, that is triangular in shape. A relief of a distorted Magen David seems to flow out of the monument, and the words "Man must not submit to violence" are inscribed next to the relief in Czech.
Nearby is a small granite plaque with a narrative inscription about the ghetto and synagogue this memorial commemorates.
ČLOVĚK NESMÍ PODLEHNOUT NÁSILÍ
Translation: Man must not submit to violence
ZDE ZA MĚSTSKÝMI HRADBAMI SE OD STŘEDOVĚKU ROZKLÁDALO ŽIDOVSKÉ GHETO.
OPAKOVANĚ DOCHÁZELO K NIČIVÝM POGROMŮM.
V ROCE 1744 BYLO GHETO VYRABOVÁNO A 30 ČESKOLIPSKÝCH ŽIDŮ BYLO UBITO.
V ROCE 1864 BYLA NA MÍSTĚ STARÉ SYNAGOGY
POSTAVENA V HISTORIZUJÍCÍM SLOHU SYNAGOGA NOVÁ,
KTEROU V TZV. KŘIŠŤÁLOVÉ NOCI V LISTOPADU 1938 NACISTÉ VYPÁLILI.
Translation: Here behind the city walls was located the Jewish ghetto since the Middle Ages. //Pogroms broke out repeatedly. // In 1744, the ghetto was plundered and 30 Jews were killed. // In 1864, a new synagogue in Historicism style was built on the site of the old synagogue // it was burnt by Nazis in November 1938 during Kristallnacht.
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