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Obj. ID: 46432  Interior Holocaust Memorial Plaque in the synagogue in Dolní Kounice, Czech Republic, 2011

© Pallay, Sheila, Photographer: Pallay, Sheila, 2019

Who is Commemorated

Jews of Dolní Kounice killed in the Holocaust

Description

This bronze wall plaque in the synagogue of Dolní Kounice lists 55 names of Jews from Dolní Kounice killed in the Holocaust.  The upper part of the plaque is decorated with Magen David and beneath it a dedicatory inscription.  

The letters and Magen David are polished to shine and stand out from the duller background.

Inscriptions

In Czech:

Na památku mé maminku Emmy Morgensternové
a ostatních Židovských občanů Dolních Kounic,
kteří byli dne 4března 1942 nacisty donuceni
opustit své domovy následne zavraždení

Translation:  In memory of my mother, Emma Morgenstern and other Jewish citizens of Dolní Kounice, whom Nazis forced to leave their homes on March 4, 1942, and then murdered.

This dedication is followed by a list of 55 Jews from Dolní Kounice, who we killed in the Holocaust

In Czech:

žili čestně a zemřeli statečné
Ruth Kopečková Morgensternová, 14.3.2011

Translation: They lived honorably and died bravely. Ruth Kopečková Morgensternová, 14.3.2011

Commissioned by

Ruth Kopečková Morgensternová

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Adam Frisch, Anna Berezin | 2023
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Name / Title
Interior Holocaust Memorial Plaque in the synagogue in Dolní Kounice | Unknown
Monument Setting
Synagogue (former)   
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Object Detail
Completion Date
2011
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Bronze
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69.5 cm
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49.5 cm
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History

On March 14, 1942, 57 Jews from Dolní Kounice were collected, taken to Brno, and from there to the ghetto in Terezín. The only survivor from this transport was Ruth Kopečková Morgensternová (1923-2022). In 2011, she commissioned the plaque in memory of her mother and other Jewish citizens of the town.

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Sources

"Ruth Kopečková" Paměť národa, https://www.pametnaroda.cz/cs/kopeckova-ruth-20170123-0 (accessed February 28, 2023)
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