Czech Republic

Timeline. Through history.

If we don’t understand the past, how can we understand our present and future? To truly absorb, appreciate, and reflect on the country we are visiting, we need to look at pivotal moments in history. Begin your journey through the ages now.

  • Jewish timeline
  • General timeline

  • 921-929 Prince Wenceslas: defender of Czech Nation against Germans
    1346-1378 Emperor Charles
    1526-1867 Habsburg Empire
  • 1346-1378 Jews limited to Ghetto
    1526-1609 Maharal – Golem Myth
    1576-1612 Rudolph II – Golden Age
    1780-1790 Joseph II – End of laws humiliating Jews
  • 1918 Formation of Czechoslovakia
  • 1919 President Masaryk grants full rights to Jews
  • 1919-1935 President Masaryk
  • 1941-1945 139,000 Jews sent to Terezin Concentration Camp
  • May 1942 Assassination of Heydrich – Wave of terror
    1948-1989 Communist Rule
    1989 Velvet Revolution
    1992 Break up of Czechoslovakia
 

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