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Obj. ID: 46452  Holocaust Memorial in Jindřichův Hradec, Czech Republic, 2017

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

Who is commemorated?

The Jews of Jindřichův Hradec killed in the Holocaust

Description

The monument is located in a small park in a residential neighborhood, where the Jewish quarter was once located. The monument is shaped like a Magen David made up of six large stones laid out horizontally, with a linden tree growing out of its center.

Next to the Magen David is a metal sculpture of a life-size human figure, holding up a sign with a list of Jewish victims and a dedication in English and Czech inscribed upon it.

Inscription

On one side - the list of Jews deported from Jindřichův Hradec and killed 

On the other side  - dedication in Czech and English

In Czech:

Na památku našich sousedú, kteří zahynuli
jako obĕti nacistických zákonú
v letech 1939 – 1945

Za finanční podpory mĕsta Jindřichův Hradec, nadace židovské obce Praha
a soukromých dárců zřídil spolek Zikaron.

Translation: In memory of our neighbors who perished as victims of Nazi laws in the years 1939-1945. 

Established by the Zikaron Club with financial support from Jindřichův Hradec

The Foundation of the Jewish community of Prague and individual donors

 

In English:

Dedicated to the memory of our neighbors

that died as victims of the Nazi racial

policies between 1939 - 1945

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Established by the Zikaron Club with financial support from Jindřichův Hradec

The Foundation of the Jewish community of Prague and individual donors

Commissioned by

The Zikaron Club, the city of Jindrchuv Hradec, The Foundation of the Jewish community of Prague and individual donors

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Adam Frisch, Anna Berezin | 2023
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Holocaust Memorial in Jindřichův Hradec, Czech Republic | Unknown
Monument Setting
Public park
Jewish quarter (former)
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2017
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Krninský, Vladimír
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Czech Republic | Bohemia | Jinřichův Hradec
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blocks of polished granite, a linden tree
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History

More than 130 local Jews were deported to Terezín on May 22, 1942.

The memorial was unveiled on May 21, 2017, on the 75th anniversary of the transport. The ceremony was attended by members of the Zikaron association as the organizer of the event, representatives of the City of Jindřichův Hradec as the main sponsor of the project, descendants of Jews from Jindřichův Hradec. Among the guests, there was also a 91-year-old Mr. Ing. František Fantl, who survived the deportation.

In the original Krninski project, the fragments of the Star of David were supposed to serve as benches on which residents of the city or its visitors could sit, rest and meditate in the shade of a linden tree. This idea was not implemented in the final project. 

A linden tree is a national tree of the Czech Republic. 

 

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Sources

Valášek, Jakub, "Památník Šoa (Jindřichohradecké sochy a památníky)," Hradeczije, January 04, 2022, https://hradeczije.cz/pamatnik-soa-jindrichohradecke-sochy-a-pamatniky/ (accessed February 1, 2023)

"Žulové bloky s lípou uprostřed připomínají židovské obyvatele Jindřichova Hradce," Český rozhlas, May 21, 2017, https://budejovice.rozhlas.cz/zulove-bloky-s-lipou-uprostred-pripominaji-zidovske-obyvatele-jindrichova-hradce-7042106 (accessed February 1, 2023)
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