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Toronyi’s article is a close exam of the Budapest Jewish Museum in the course of the moment international warfare and within the Communist interval. 26. Ibid. , 301 (n. 61). 27. Ibid. , 305. 28. In Prague, Hana Mayerová wrote that one of many first post-Communist curatorial strikes in what was once nonetheless referred to as the country Jewish Museum (its identify used to be replaced to the Jewish Museum in Prague while it back to Jewish possession in 1994) used to be to switch a brief express at the traditions of Jewish cooking that had opened in 1989, and to lengthen the interval of its show. “In 1990, Jewish cooking was once now not offered as a relic of passed tradition, yet as a presentation of the survival of culture until eventually the current day” (Mayerová, “The Exhibitions of the country Jewish Museum in 1990,” Judaica Bohemiae 27 [Prague: 1991], 93). 29. Michael C. Steinlauf, engaging in a panel titled “Previously Untouchable topics in heritage Museums,” at “The function of historical past Museums” convention (see n. 8). 30. Eli Valley, the good Jewish towns of significant and jap Europe: A trip advisor and source booklet to Prague, Warsaw, Cracow, . and Budapest (Riverdale: 1999), 296. 31. Majer Bałaban, Przewodnik po Z ydowskich zabytkach Krakowa (Cracow: 1935), 55–59. 32. Valley, nice Jewish towns of principal and japanese Europe. Valley provides a really distinct description of the synagogue’s structure and information. A long description of the shows are available in Eugeniusz Duda, A advisor to Jewish Cracow (Warsaw: 1990), 36–37. 33. Valley, nice Jewish towns of valuable and japanese Europe, 303. 34. See Ruth Ellen Gruber, Upon the Doorposts of Thy residence: Jewish existence in East-Central Europe, the day past and this present day (New York: 1994), 205. 35. Jirˇí Weill, Mendelssohn is at the Roof, trans. Marie Winn (London: 1991), sixty seven. 36. Hana Volavková, The Jewish Museum of Prague (Prague: 1948), five. See additionally Valley, nice Jewish towns of primary and japanese Europe, 53–55; Altshuler and Cohn, “Precious Legacy. ” 37. Peter Meyer, Bernard D. Weinryb, Eugene Duschinsky, and Nicolas Sylvain, The Jews within the Soviet Satellites (Syracuse: 1953), 143. 38. Ibid. 39. Ibid. Post-trauma “Precious Legacies” 131 forty. See ibid. (chs. 9–10), for excerpts of trial transcripts, speeches, and media experiences. there have been additionally anti-Jewish purges in Hungary within the early Nineteen Fifties, and in Poland in 1968, while a minimum of 20,000 Jews have been pressured to depart the rustic. forty-one. Dirk Rupnow, “From ultimate Depository to Memorial: The historical past and importance of the Jewish Museum in Prague,” ecu Judaism 37, no. 1 (Spring 2004), 149. forty two. Bernard Postal and Samuel H. Abramson, The Landmarks of a humans: A advisor to Jewish websites in Europe (New York: 1962), 25. forty three. Svoboda, Prague, An Intimate advisor, 27–33, 136. forty four. See Hoffman, grey sunrise, 15. forty five. Arno Parˇ ík, “The fight to guard the Monuments of Prague’s Jewish Town,” in Reclaiming reminiscence: city Regeneration within the ancient Jewish Quarters of primary eu towns, ed. Monika Murzyn-Kupisz and Jacek Purchla (Cracow: 2009), 201. forty six. Judaica Bohemiae remains to be released by way of the Jewish Museum, with articles showing in English and German.