A Ben Eden Project


16 of the oldest Czech Jews and their life stories

Opening December 10, 2002 at the Educational Centre of the Jewish Museum in Prague more..


Informace v ceskem jazyce jsou k dispozici zde.



About the Project:

The Charles Jordan Retirement Home currently houses 16 Jewish seniors, aged 76 to 98. Born across Central Europe, all have survived the Holocaust in various ways and then lived through 40 years of communism. Some of Prague’s oldest Jews, they are a time capsule of Jewish life in the Czech Republic in the past century.

This collection of photographs and stories will first appear in public in a series of travelling exhibitions. Then it will be permanently exhibited at the Charles Jordan Retirement Home’s own memorial gallery.



The entire Lifebook exhibit is available online in two formats:

Virtual Gallery

Printable .pdf file

The Lifebook Project took place under the auspices of the Prague Jewish Community, with the generous support from The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, New York, Central Europe Center for Research and Documentation, Vienna, and Jewish Museum in Prague.

Photos and Texts ©2002 Ben Eden, All Rights Reserved.