Israel Channel 7 / AFP — A Prague railway station that saw tens ofÂ thousands of Czech Jews leave for ghettos and Nazi death camps between 1941Â and 1945 is to become a memorial for those who died.Â Czech Jews and Holocaust survivors have for years been calling for aÂ memorial for the Prague-Bubny station, which last year welcomed a theatreÂ troupe that roamed the Czech Republic and Poland on board aÂ trainÂ to perform aÂ play about the Holocaust.
Now Shoah Memorial Prague, a newly formed non-profit organisation, isÂ making it happen. The memorial “won’t be your classic museum but rather a place where we’llÂ be able to have dialogue on the Holocaust”, project mastermind andÂ filmmaker Pavel Stingl toldÂ AFP. “We are only at the beginning of our journey. If everything goes well, theÂ memorial will open in four years.”