Prague is a magnificent city that for the most part survived World War II without much damage. The pre-war city, with its medieval churches, castle, Saint Charles Bridge, and town squares, are intact today. But, what struck me the most was a sculpture dedicated to the victims of communism, by Olbram Zoubek.
The Czech people endured six years under the Nazi regime and successively forty-four years of Soviet communism. Just as the human soul was fractured and diminished under oppression, the process has also worked in reverse as today’s Czech people have their own thriving democracy. They are a living testament to the resilience of the human spirt.
Old Town Square
Here is the graveyard of the medieval Jewish ghetto in Prague. Before the Nazi take-over of Czech lands in 1939 the Jewish population was around 120,000. All were deported to the death camps. After the war, only 10,000 returned.
A stroll through medieval Prague.