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Jewish Quarter and St Procopius Basilica, Třebíč

Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč: The Jewish Quarter in Třebíč is one of the best preserved and one of the largest in the Czech Republic. It started to develop in the 12th century. The Jewish Quarter in Třebíč is a complex of historical buildings, among them the house of a rabbi and two synagogues. The Jewish cemetery in Třebíč was founded probably around 1620. The Jewish cemetery was documented for the first time in 1636. There are more than three thousand Baroque and Neoclassic tombstones, the oldest is dating from 1631. Within the Jewish Cemetery there are also the memorials of victims of WW I and WW II. The ceremonial hall at the entrance dates from 1903. The Jewish community in Třebíč was almost completely wiped out during the nazi occupation in WW II. In may 1942 most of the Jewish inhabitants of Třebíč were deported to the ghetto in Theresienstadt and from there on to the nazi concentration camps. Today, there is no Jewish community in Třebíč any more. The St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč was founded in the 1230s as part of a Benedictine monastery. The St. Procopius' Basilica was built in Romanesque style, but has also some early Gothic features. The rose windows of the St. Procopius' Basilica resembles a rose window in Reims Cathedral in France. The St. Procopius' Basilica was severely damaged during the siege of Třebíč by troops of the king of Hungary in 1468. For more than two centuries the St. Procopius' Basilica was used for secular purposes, it functioned as storage, granary, stables and brewery. After restoration in 1725-1731 the St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč returned to its ecclesiastical function. Třebíč is located about 35 km east of Telč and about 55 km west of Brno. The Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2003.

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Jewish Quarter and St Procopius Basilica, Třebíč - The St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč, in front a few houses of the Jewish Quarter. Třebíč is a town in the Moravian part of the...

The St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč, in front a few houses of the Jewish Quarter. Třebíč is a town in the Moravian part of the Czech Republic. The Jewish Quarter, the Jewish Cemetery and the St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč are reminders of Jews and Christians living side by side. The Jewish Quarter and the Jewish Cemetery and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2003.

  1. Jewish Quarter and St Procopius Basilica, Třebíč - The St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč, in front a few houses of the Jewish Quarter. Třebíč is a town in the Moravian part of the...

    The St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč, in front a few houses of the Jewish Quarter. Třebíč is a town in the Moravian part of the Czech Republic. The Jewish Quarter, the Jewish Cemetery and the St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč are reminders of Jews and Christians living side by side. The Jewish Quarter and the Jewish Cemetery and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2003.

  2. Jewish Quarter and St Procopius Basilica, Třebíč - Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč: A rose window of the St. Procopius' Basilica. The basilica was...

    Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč: A rose window of the St. Procopius' Basilica. The basilica was founded in the 1230s as part of a Benedictine monastery. The rose windows resembles a rose window in Reims Cathedral in France. The 13th century colonnaded dwarf gallery is quite unique in the world and is one of the most important architectural features of the St. Procopius' Basilica.

  3. Jewish Quarter and St Procopius Basilica, Třebíč - Jewish Quarter and St. Procopiu' Basilica in Třebíč: The main portal of the St. Procopius' Basilica is called...

    Jewish Quarter and St. Procopiu' Basilica in Třebíč: The main portal of the St. Procopius' Basilica is called Paradise Gate. Either side of the Romanesque main portal has six sandstone columns and eleven granite columns, the sandstone columns are adorned with geometric and vegetable motifs. The Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2003.

  4. Jewish Quarter and St Procopius Basilica, Třebíč - Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Trebíč: A detail of the interior of the St. Procopius' Basilica....

    Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Trebíč: A detail of the interior of the St. Procopius' Basilica. By removing the plaster in the 1930s, the beautiful stone walls of the medieval basilica were discovered. The St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč is an unique combination of Romanesque and Gothic architecture. The basilica lies next to Třebíč Castle.

  5. Jewish Quarter and St Procopius Basilica, Třebíč - Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč: In the 18th century, the damaged ceiling of the St. Procopius'...

    Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč: In the 18th century, the damaged ceiling of the St. Procopius' Basilica was replaced by a Baroque vaulted ceiling. The chancel and monks' choir still have the original vaults. The St. Procopius' Basilica a good example of West European influences on the architecture in the Czech Republic.

  6. Jewish Quarter and St Procopius Basilica, Třebíč - Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč: The Abbot's Chapel of the St. Procopius' Basilica with the original...

    Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč: The Abbot's Chapel of the St. Procopius' Basilica with the original Gothic frescoes. The walls of the chapel are completely covered with frescoes. The frescoes are more than 700 years old. They are the second oldest frescoes in the Czech Republic. 

  7. Jewish Quarter and St Procopius Basilica, Třebíč - Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč: The crypt of the St. Procopius' Basilica. The Romanesque crypt...

    Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč: The crypt of the St. Procopius' Basilica. The Romanesque crypt is supported by 50 columns, each column has a different capital. The crypte of the St. Procopius' Basilica has a Gothic vaulted ceiling. The wooden ceiling between the stone ribs is more than seven centuries old. The crypt is the burial place of the monks and founders of the basilica.

  8. Jewish Quarter and St Procopius Basilica, Třebíč - Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč: The Jewish Quarter in Třebíč is one of the best preserved and...

    Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč: The Jewish Quarter in Třebíč is one of the best preserved and one of the largest in the Czech Republic. It started to develop in the 12th century. In may 1942 most of the Jewish inhabitants of Třebíč were deported to the ghetto in Theresienstadt and from there on to the nazi concentration camps. Just a few of them survived the Holocaust during World War II. Nowadays, there is no Jewish community in Třebíč any more.

  9. Jewish Quarter and St Procopius Basilica, Třebíč - Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč: The Front Synagogue is also known as the Old Synagogue, it was built in the...

    Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč: The Front Synagogue is also known as the Old Synagogue, it was built in the Baroque style in 1639-1642. After a fire, the synagogue was restored in 1856-1857. During World War II, the Front Synagogue was damaged by the nazis. The Front Synagogue was renovated in 1953-1954. Nowadays, the former synagogue building serves as a Czechoslovakian Hussite Church.

  10. Jewish Quarter and St Procopius Basilica, Třebíč - Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč: The Rear Synagogue was built around 1669. The paintings on the walls depict...

    Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč: The Rear Synagogue was built around 1669. The paintings on the walls depict Hebrew liturgical texts and vegetable motives. The paintings on the upper part of the walls and on the ceiling are from the period 1706-1707. There is also a memorial with the names of the Holocaust victims. The Rear Synagogue is situated in the Jewish Quarter in Třebíč.

  11. Jewish Quarter and St Procopius Basilica, Třebíč - Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč: The ceremonial hall at the entrance of the Jewish Cemetery in Třebíč...

    Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč: The ceremonial hall at the entrance of the Jewish Cemetery in Třebíč dates from 1903. The Jewish Cemetery was founded probably around 1620. It was documented for the first time in 1636. The cemetery is one of the largest and and well preserved cemeteries in Moravia. The Jewish Cemetery, Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč were declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2003.

  12. Jewish Quarter and St Procopius Basilica, Třebíč - Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč: The Jewish Cemetery in Třebíč. The Jewish Cemetery is surrounded by a...

    Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius' Basilica in Třebíč: The Jewish Cemetery in Třebíč. The Jewish Cemetery is surrounded by a massive stone wall. There are more than three thousand Baroque and Neoclassic tombstones. The oldest gravestone is dating from 1631. There is also a memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust during World War II.