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Completed in 1270 in gothic style, the Old New Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in Europe. It is also linked to a number of legends, including those related to the Temple of Jerusalem and the Golem. During Nazi occupation, the synagogue was used as a house prayer and was left untouched, as the Nazis had planned to remodel and turn it into a museum.

Josef Rybička was a Czech engraver active in Prague. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, as well as in Vienna. His works predominantly depicted landscapes, cityscapes, and architectural landmarks.

Willhelm Kandler was a Czech (German Bohemian) painter and author. Painter Joseph von Führich, a family friend and mentor, helped to enroll him at the Academy of Fine Art in Prague. He is best known for his religious, historical, and landscape paintings.

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Rybička, Josef, 1817-1872: The Old New Synagogue in Prague, Leo Baeck Institute Art and Objects Collection, 78.587.

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Rybička, Josef, 1817-1872

Kandler, Wilhelm, 1816-1898

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