Before World War II's Nazi invasion, Czechoslovakia's Jews numbered almost 200,000. Following the Nazi relocations to death camps, only between 10,000 and 12,000 survived. That means the death and murder of about 95% of the Jewish population.. Jews in Prague had often been mistreated for centuries. They had been ghettoized into a small area within the Old Town. Within this several-square-block enclave, they created their own culture and carried on lives that wer...
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Hello, again, Blogonauts! My goodness, what a delightful city is Prague! Many European cities had to rebuild following WWII's aerial bombing, but Prague was spared the rain of explosive ordinance. Thus, most of the architecture worth preserving has survived. Not that Prague avoided incursions and upheavals. Many of the downtown buildings bear bullet scars, indicating the repeated moments where Wenceslas Square was filled with tanks and troops. In spite of retaini...