The museum is located in the birthplace of the well-known Jewish author, the home of the Jewish community of German origin who lived in Prague. The exhibition with audio presents of Kafka's letters and tells the story of the esteemed author, whose life has not been sufficiently appreciated.
The cynical Kafka would have liked to draw, in his characteristic sharpness, the story of his public image in the eyes of the Christians. If in his lifetime the Czechs saw him as a German Jew and the Germans thought of him as a Czech Jew, only after his death did the Czechs and the Germans want to "take ownership" of him. When they discovered the greatness of the genius Jewish writer, each nation emphasized the roots belonging to each country and made him dear to their nation ...
The museum also illustrates the identity crisis of the European Jewry in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The tour of the museum illustrates the feeling of "alienation" that accompanied not only Franz Kafka but many of the educated and successful Jews of the period. After all, the Jews felt the difficulty of integrating into the general population, however successful they were. The reason is mainly because of their religion.
Many of them saw themselves as "citizens of the world" and tried to be less Jews and more citizens of the world. But to their dismay they suffered from anti-Semitic tendencies and alienation from the non-Jewish world. At the same time, they were moving away from the Jewish community and their connection to the Jewish religion was weakening, creating a constant feeling of belonging and alienation from every direction.
In addition, the identity crisis of European Jewry in the 19th and early 20th centuries is reflected in Kafka's multi-identity, the Jewish, immigrant, German and Czech identity, and God knows what else.
In the museum there are sound and audio pieces written and recorded especially for the exhibitions. In the museum shop you can purchase, along with souvenirs, pictures and postcards, also from Kafka's books and biographical and scientific books written about him.