In the central downtown area of Prague there is a section dedicated to preserving the heart of the old "Jewish Quarter". Within its walls is a cemetery which served the Jewish community of Prague from the 15th century until 1787. Due to space limitations the community was forced to eventually bury people in layers, grave upon grave. Estimates are that 100,000 of Prague's former citizens are buried there up to 12 deep. The jumbled, crowded gravestones, one upon the other, tell a little of the story.
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