Obj. ID: 46452 Holocaust Memorial in Jindřichův Hradec, Czech Republic, 2017
Who is commemorated?
The Jews of Jindřichův Hradec killed in the Holocaust
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.
On one side - the list of Jews deported from Jindřichův Hradec and killed
On the other side - dedication in Czech and English
[To be Inscribed]
Dedicated to the memory of our neighbors
that died as victims of the Nazi racial
policies between 1939 - 1945
Established by the Zikaron Club with financial support from Jindřichův Hradec
The Foundation of the Jewish community of Prague and individual donors
The Zikaron Club, the city of Jindrchuv Hradec, The Foundation of the Jewish community of Prague and individual donors
| Zakostelecký náměstí
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.
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)