|CIZKOVICE: Litomerice, Bohemia|
cemetery photos [February 2009]
US Commission No. CZCE000299
1930 Jewish population was 9 people. (1 Jewish family in 1724; 4 in 1800) Chevra Kadisha was not registered. The Jewish cemetery originated in 1800 with last known Jewish burial in perhaps early 20th century. Milesov (German: Mileschau) and Terezin (German: Theresienstadt) 7 km, 9 km away used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated rural (agricultural) hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all via no wall, fence, or gate. The pre- and post-WWII size of cemetery is approximately 0.06 ha.
20-100 stones, few in original locations, date from 1839-20th century. The marble, granite, sandstone and iron flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones or multi-stone monuments have Hebrew and German inscriptions. Some have metal fences around graves. The cemetery contains no known mass graves or structures. The local Jewish community or the municipality owns Jewish cemetery property. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Rarely, private visitors stop. Vandalism occurred in (probably prior to World War II, c), occasionally 1945-1991 with no maintenance. Serious threat: vegetation. Moderate threat: pollution and proposed nearby development. Slight threat: weather erosion and existing nearby development.
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