Thanks to a project patroned by Norway grants New Jewish Cemetery in Prague has faced a renewal.
With a conjoined effort between Norway, who donated 4.7 million crowns, and Prague Jewish Community, donating 1.1 million crowns, 480 tombs and three family vaults have been completely restored.
A lot of the tombs were uprooted by trees or tilted, so they’ve been put in place again and the ruined ones renewed.
As project manager Zuzana Berankova said, the preservation of cultural heritage is one of the main aims of the why the Norway grant has been created.
New Jewish cemetery dates his creation back to the 1890, counts more than 27.000 tombs and it’s located in Prague-Strasnice.
Among the famous “residents” of the graveyard we can find Franz Kafka (1883-1924), Arnost Lustig (1926-2011) and Jiri Orten (1919-1941). Also members of historical and important families of Prague are buried here.