Charles Bridge

Prague Softens Old Slur

03/10/2000
Staff Writer
Prague, Czech Republic — Under gray, rainy skies, dozens of curious onlookers huddled together Wednesday to watch the unveiling of a new addition to the gleaming centuries-old crucifixion statue overlooking the historic Charles Bridge — the first in more than 300 years. And some hope it could signal improved relations between the city’s Christians and its small, struggling Jewish community.
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