Emmaus Monastery

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Emmaus monastery and Memorial "Prague for his winning children"

The Emmaus monastery is an abbey established in 1347 in Prague. The area was destined to become the only Benedictine monastery of the Bohemian kingdom and all Slavic Europe. During WWII the monastery was seized by the Gestapo and the monks were sent to Dachau concentration camp, then in February 1945 it was almost destroyed by American bombing raid on Prague on 14 February 1945. The modern roof with steeples was added in the 1960s. The Gothic cloisters feature original faded frescoes with bits of Pagan symbolism from the 14th century.<ref name="Vlasto1970">Template:Cite book</ref>