New Town Hall
|• Mayor||František Jura (ANO 2011)|
|• Total||46.58 km2 (17.98 sq mi)|
|Elevation||223 m (732 ft)|
|• Density||940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Prostějov (Czech pronunciation: [ˈproscɛjof] ; German : Proßnitz, Yiddish : פראסטיץProstitz) is a city in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic. It has about 44,000 inhabitants. Today the city is known for its fashion industry and AČR special forces unit 601. skss based there. The centre of the town is historically significant and is protected by law as urban monument zone.
In the Austrian Empire and Austria-Hungary, Prostějov was part of the Margraviate of Moravia. In 1918, it became part of independent Czechoslovakia. The period of German occupation lasted from March 1939 until May 1945. During this time, Prostějov was administered as a part of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.
Prostějov consists from seven administrative parts: Čechovice, Čechůvky, Domamyslice, Krasice, Prostějov, Vrahovice and Žešov.
Prostějov is twinned with:
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Judah Leib (Leibele) (Löbele) Prossnitz was a kabbalist born about the end of the seventeenth century at Uherský Brod, Moravia. He left his native city and went to Prostějov, Moravia, where he married, earning a livelihood by peddling in the neighboring villages. On account of his poverty he occupied a deserted hovel, which was reputed to be haunted.
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Fanny Neuda was a German-language Jewish writer best known for her popular collection of prayers, Stunden der Andacht (1855). She was born in Lomnice (Lobnig), Moravia to the family of Rabbi Yehudah Schmiedl. After marrying Abraham Neuda (1812–1854), she moved to Loštice, where her husband served as rabbi. After Abraham Neuda's death in 1854, her book of prayers became widely published. She died at the age of 75 years in the spa town of Merano. In 2015, a plaque honoring her was unveiled in Loštice.
The Jewish community in Prostějov was one of the biggest Jewish communities in the Moravian region called the "Jerusalem of Hana".The Jewish quarter remained until 1990 when they demolished the buildings. There are two former synagogues: New Synagogue and Synagogue Beit Ha-Midrash. Rabbi Meir Eisenstadt, Judah Leib Prossnitz, Rabbi Jonathan Eybeschutz, Rabbi Nathan Porges, Rabbi Moses Sofer, orientalist Moritz Steinschneider and famous philosopher Edmund Husserl lived here.
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