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I. Kudos (pardon our pride)An Enormous Irony - although not directly related to Austria-Czech SIG, a very interesting picture...
Mon, 17 Jan 2000
of GerSig and moderator of its forum I have subscribed to most of the major
SIG lists and skim the digests daily.
John Paul Lowens, Executive Council
Tue, 18 Jan 2000
"I have received a letter from the Czech Ambassador to the Court of St. James confirming that Prague's "Alt Neu Schul" Cemetery is not at risk of being built upon. The Cemetery concerned is in Vladislavova Street and came to light after excavations in the area revealed its presence. Although the Cemetery was closed at the end of the 15th Century, it has been built upon many times. A compromise has been reached between the Czech Ministry of Culture, the owner of the property and the Jewish Community in Prague. As a result, the owner and builder of the new building have had to adapt their plans, taking into account the Cemetery's status as a place of National Cultural Heritage and allowing free public access to the area."
I hope this is satisfactory for you.
The attached photograph of a group of German/Jewish soldiers, taken during WWI is a marvelous irony. Proud of both of their heritages, they stand in uniform, in front of their Chanukah menorah. The picture is from the Holocaust Museum. I do not believe they would object to your sharing it with members.