Obj. ID: 46430 Holocaust Memorial at the site of the synagogue in České Budějovice, Czech Republic, 1992
Památník synagogy a obětí z okupačního transportu
Translation: Memorial to the Synagogue
Who and What is Commemorated?
The Synagogue of České Budějovice, and Jews of the city killed in the Holocaust
This memorial takes the form of a menorah carved out of rough stone. The candlesticks of the menorah have holes bored through their tips, and the body of the menorah is solid, with a Magen David engraved in its center.
The City of České Budějovice and the Jewish community of Prague
On April 18th, 1942, 909 Jews of České Budějovice were deported to the ghetto camp of Theresienstadt (Terezín). Most of them did not survive the Holocaust.
The synagogue was blown up on July 5th, 1942, one day after Reinhard Heydrich, head of the Reich Main Security Office and Deputy Reich-Protector, died as a result of an assassination attempt in Prague. The remains of the building were subsequently pulled down.
On July 7th, 1992, the city of České Budějovice erected this monument to commemorate these events.
"České-Budějovice. Memorial to the Synagogue," Gedenkstättenportal zu Orten der Erinnerung in Europa (The Information Portal to European Sites of Remembrance) , https://www.memorialmuseums.org/eng/denkmaeler/view/1525/Memorial-to-the-Synagogue (accessed January 4, 2023)