Prague Jewish Museum reopens after preparing for floods

By JTA
June 5, 2013 12:09

The Jewish Museum in Prague reopened on Tuesday after shutting down a day to prepare for possible floods.

“We cleared out the basement of books and other artifacts which could be damaged in case of a flood,” museum director Leo Pavlat said on Tuesday.The museum was closed Monday to prepare for floods that have killed 10 people in the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany and Switzerland, according to AFP.

Heavy rainfall has caused the floods that have deluged the Czech capital’s historic center, triggering memories of the 2002 floods that killed dozens in the region, including 17 in the Czech Republic.

None of the city’s Jewish buildings or heritage sites have been damaged in any serious way, according to Pavlat.


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