Saint Lawrence Church in Prčice
|Elevation||407 m (1,335 ft)|
|Area||64.11 km2 (24.75 sq mi)|
|Density||44/km2 (114/sq mi)|
|First mentioned||11th century|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||257 91|
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Sedlec-Prčice is a town in the Czech Republic. The town is sixty kilometers south of Prague.
There is an old synagogue on the town square that now hosts a small factory that makes sporting equipment.
Located in a field somewhere beyond the town is the old Jewish cemetery, founded in 1867. There are still said to be a small number of gravestones hidden in the overgrowth. The cemetery is owned by the local Jewish community.
With all the Jews gone, a centuries-old interdependent community slowly built up and enriched by diverse connections, perspectives and a wholeness and continuity between the physical and the spiritual is gone along with them. That was destroyed one September morning in 1942 when eight families, twenty-six Jews, were deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp.
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