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Prague Railway Station Used by Nazis to Become Holocaust Memorial

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The Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Israel Channel 7 / AFP – A Prague railway station that saw tens of thousands of Czech Jews leave for ghettos and Nazi death camps between 1941 and 1945 is to become a memorial for those who died. Czech Jews and Holocaust survivors have for years been calling for a memorial for the Prague-Bubny station, which last year welcomed a theatre troupe that roamed the Czech Republic and Poland on board a train to perform a play about the Holocaust.

Now Shoah Memorial Prague, a newly formed non-profit organisation, is making it happen. The memorial “won’t be your classic museum but rather a place where we’ll be able to have dialogue on the Holocaust”, project mastermind and filmmaker Pavel Stingl told AFP. “We are only at the beginning of our journey. If everything goes well, the memorial will open in four years.”

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