Please note: As of June 2019, the Spanish Synagogue is closed for renovations until late 2020.
Jewish Prague Tour
One City, Three Cultural Forces
Prague native Hana studied Historical Sciences at Charles University, where she focused her thesis on the lives of children who were deported to Terezin concentration camp during the Second World War. An expert in both medieval and 20th century Czech history, Hana has vast experience leading tours, having worked in the profession for over 25 years.
Born and raised in Prague in a family of Jewish origin, Eva graduated as a chemical engineer and has eighteen years of experience as a licensed tour guide of Prague and public lecturer. Her specialization is in the history of Prague, Czech & European Jewry, and Holocaust, genocide & memory studies. Eva is also an employee of the Jewish Museum in Prague, where she has worked as a guide and lecturer in their Culture and Education Unit since 1998. Her regular lectures deal with the history of Czech Jewry since early Middle Ages, Jewish customs and traditions, the history of antisemitism, and the narratives of and about Holocaust survivors. Since 2004, she has been a regular lecturer and workshop leader with the Neighbors Who Disappeared Initiative, a non-profit organization working towards increased awareness of the Holocaust to older school children. Eva has curated and publicly opened a number of exhibitions based on these research projects both in the Czech Republic and abroad (Australia, Germany, UK, USA). During her tours, Eva likes to build her narrative around the individual men and women who significantly shape a time period.
Pavla studied at Institute of Art History of Charles University in Prague, where she received her MA degree in 2003. In her thesis she focused on Bohemian and Moravian renaissance jewelery in connection with renaissance clothing and fashion. Since 1997, when she gained her official guide licence from Prague Information Service and Prague Jewish Museum guide licence, she has been working as a tour guide in Prague. After completing her studies she also worked in an Education Agency, organizing courses and lectures from Art History and Architecture. Pavla also worked for four years as a teacher´s assistant at International School of Prague. Being an art historian she is interested in preservation of our cultural heritage and believes that a better knowledge of our cultural history is a prerequisite for a better way of preservation of the numerous historical sites in the Czech Republic, which she, in her free time, likes to explore with her family.
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