Most visitors come to see the remains of the town's once-thriving Jewish community, which dates back to the 14th century. The former Jewish Quarter, the best-preserved ghetto in the Czech Republic and a Unesco World Heritage Site, is situated along the northern bank of the Jihlava River, about a five-minute walk from the centre. Most of Třebíč's Jews perished in WWII, but the buildings here, including two synagogues, survived and are being slowly refurbished.