Friday, August 13, 2010

The Liberec library

Those who visit the Czech Republic will be impressed with the rapid progress it has made in rejeuvenating its shabby and decrepit infrastructure from communist days, particularly when compared to neighbouring Poland.

One of the impressive new buildings in the town of Liberec (also known as Reichenberg) is the large new library; it is good to see this amount of space allocated for people to find books.

The annex on the left has Hebrew writing on it; this was the site of the former synagogue of the town, destroyed by the Nazis in their Kristalnacht pogrom in November 1938.

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