The oldest written evidence of Jewish inhabitants in Jičín dates back the the 1460's. Although the Jewish population at that time was only permitted to buy houses in designated streets, the settlement itself was scattered. Following an edict by Ferdinand of Habsburg in 1541, Jews were banned from living within the town.
- JEWISH STREET
- JEWISH SCHOOL
- THE BIRTHPLACE OF KAREL KRAUS
- THE JEWISH CEMETERY
- MEMORIAL PLAQUE
COMMEMORATING THE TRANSPORTS FROM JIČÍN
- THE LIME TREE ALLEY
- VALDŠTEJN (WALLENSTEIN) LOGGIA
- LIBOSAD PARK
A more favourable time came during the Thirty Years War (1618-1648) and following the reign of Albrecht von Wallenstein. At that time the Jewish residents enjoyed a number of privileges and went on to build a Jewish trading area, school, synagogue and cemetery. However, there later followed a further period of restrictions and special taxation. In the second half of the 17th century, Jewish life in Jičín was governed by the "protective list", which improved the status of Jews and protected their businesses.