Menu JTA Search

Czechoslovakian Government Issues Postage Stamps on Jewish Themes

SIGN UP FOR THE JTA DAILY BRIEFING

The Czechoslovakian post office department at Prague has issued a new series of postage stamps which includes several stamps on Jewish themes, it was learned here today. One of the stamps shows the ancient Maharal Synagogue in the Czechoslovakian capital. The Maharal was the great rabbi, Jacob Low of Prague, known among other things as the sage who had created the “Golem.” He lived from 1513 to 1609.

Other stamps in the series depict a drawing illustrating the martyrdom of the Jewish victims in the Nazi camp at Theresienstadt; a portrait of David Gans, a Jewish physicist; and a photograph showing the historical Jewish community of Nickelsburg, destroyed by the Nazis.

Another report from Prague stated that a two-volume history of the Jews of Bohemia-Moravia and Slovakia will be published early next year by the Prague Jewish community. The work is being prepared by scholars at the request of the Jewish community, with the active cooperation of the Jewish Museum, which contains valuable archives on the subject. The announcement said there would be a Czech and a German edition, but no mention was made of either Hebrew or Yiddish editions.

NEXT STORY