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June 18, 2003
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A cultural festival celebrating the historical links between Czech, German and Jewish cultures opened in Prague on Tuesday. The nine-day “Nine Gates” Festival, dedicated this year to the 55th birthday of the State of Israel, features musical performances, film screenings, lectures and discussions. Organizers also are holding a commemorative event for victims of the Holocaust in the Prague neighborhood of Holesovice, which served as a transit site to Nazi concentration camps during World War II.

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