Our Special Relationship With The Town of Uhrineves

Mrs Libuse Votavova, a retired school teacher and David Rose, have built bridges between the town of Uhrineves and FRS. Since 1999 a rich relationship has developed with the townspeople of Uhrineves and there have been many successful cultural exchanges.

In October 2000 a memorial was erected on the outside of the former synagogue building. In November 2001 the Uhrineves children’s choir, Jiskricka Choir came to Finchley for a series of performances of Brundibar “Bumble Bee”, the children’s operetta by Frans Krasa.

In 2002 the town put on a concert and prepared a display about the Jewish community to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the deportation of the Jewish community to Terezin in September 1942. More recently, In September 2012 a group of FRS member travelled to Uhrineves to mark the 70th anniversary of the deportation.
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Libuse Votavova in front of a display marking the 60th anniversary of the transportations in 2004

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Unveiling of the plaque on the front of the former synagogue building in Uhrineves 

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Jiskricka Childrens’ choir from Uhrineves performing Brundibar at FRS religion school in 2003

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Rabbi Howard Cooper Leading A 70th Anniversary Memorial Service In The Uhrineves  Jewish Cemetery on 12 September 2012