Prague: Posters Raise Holocaust Awareness

By Dinah A. Spritzer

PRAGUE, Jan. 18 (JTA) — “Bald people are banned from visits to public libraries,” “Blue-eyed persons are banned from using public telephones” and “Adults of small height are allowed to go shopping only between 15:00 and 17:00.”

Such absurd pronouncements, posted at 78 kiosks around Prague, are meant to remind Czechs of more sinister public orders — against Jews during the Nazi era.

In a monthlong Holocaust awareness campaign launched Tuesday by the Jewish Museum in Prague’s Educational and Cultural Centre, eight different posters feature arbitrary groups selected for some form of discrimination.