Vinohradský hřbitov (Vinohrady Cemetery) is located in Prague 10. The cemetery was established in 1885 and has grown, expanding in size 3 times over the years. Currently the cemetery sits on 25 acres. It contains the largest crematorium in Europe, Strašnice Crematorium.
Antonín Turek was a municipal architect in 1897 and he designed the chapel which is near the entrance. It is dedicated to St. Wenceslas. Visiting the cemetery in Prague you will notice the graves under the roof of this chapel are the graves of those killed in the Prague uprising of 1945. There is also a memorial for the children which were killed during the German occupation during World War II.
The day we went here we were looking for the grave of my 2nd great-uncle Láda (Ladislav) who is is buried here with his wife, Františka. I never met him because my parents left Czechoslovakia when I was only 4 years old. All I know is that my father told me he held a high position at the Czech National Bank for many years…
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