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FRS and Uhříněves

Members of FRS have visited Uhříněves on a number of times. The following photographs tell some of the story.

FRS Trip 20-25 Oct 2000
A group of FRS members visited the
Czech Republic, at the invitation of
the Uhříněves town council, to attend
the unveiling of a memorial plaque
on the exterior of the former
synagogue building. The erection
of the plaque was the result
of a close collaboration of FRS members and citizens of Uhříněves.

FRS Trip 20-25 Oct 2000

Unveiling of a memorial plaque, October 2000
A memorial plaque on the outside of the former synagogue building was unveiled by Terezin survivors Emma Krausova- Svabova and Hana Fuchsova on 18 October 2000. Hana is the granddaughter of Vilem Beykovsky 

Unveiling of a memorial plaque, October 2000

Diane Langleben cleaning a headstone in the Uhrineves Cemetery
During the October 2000 trip FRS members rolled up their sleeves and helped tidy up the Uhříněves cemetery

Diane Langleben cleaning a headstone in the Uhrineves Cemetery

Frantisek Fendrych, chairman of the ZLU in Prague
FRS has been supporting the Jewish Liberal Union (ZLU), a progressive Jewish community based in Prague, since its inception in 2000. Benjamin Kuras, a founder member of the ZLU, is a member of FRS.

Frantisek Fendrych, chairman of the ZLU in Prague

Choir trip, October 2004
The FRS choir undertook a tour of the Czech Republic and gave concerts in Brno, Olomouc, Decin and Prague. This photograph was taken outside the synagogue in Uhříněves.

Choir trip, October 2004

David Rose, Neil Pike, Micha Myers Belkin and Neil Pike's children, September 2003
The FRS Czech scroll group was inspired by the example set by Neil Pike of Nottingham. His community's involvement with their “Czech scroll town”, Slavkov (Austerlitz), led to the old synagogue being rebuilt. They discovered a survivor living in the town who had not encountered another Jew since the war. With their encouragement she became a teacher of Jewish history

David Rose, Neil Pike, Micha Myers Belkin and Neil Pike's children, September 2003

Karolina Pirklova, Czech Ambassador, H.E. Stefan Fule and Libuse Votavova
The photograph was taken after the Czech scroll service held on 14 September 2003. This was Ambassador Fule's first official duty upon taking up office. Karolina Pirklova was attending in her capacity as Deputy Mayor of Uhříněves.

Karolina Pirklova, Czech Ambassador, H.E. Stefan Fule and Libuse Votavova

 

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