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Jewish Families from Prešov, Slovakia

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This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families form Prešov, Slovakia.

Located near Kosice, the Jewish community compound in Presov is anchored by a magnificent synagogue built in the late 19th century. The synagogue's interior features strikingly elaborate ornamentation on walls and vaulted ceiling, and a valuable collection of Judaica and other items are on display in the gallery.

Prior to World War II, Prešov was an important center of Judaism and Jewish life, with more than 6,000 Jews residing in the city. Today, fewer than 100 Jews remain in Prešov. Also tombstones from the old Orthodox and Reform cemeteries can be found near the Catholic gravesite. A memorial to those lost during the Holocaust can be found in the courtyard of the main synagogue.