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cemetery photos [February 2009]


US Commission No. CZCE000299
Alternate name: Čížkovice, Czischkowitz; Tschischkowitz in German. Cizkovice is located in Bohemia, Litomerice. at 50º29' 14º02', 4 km SW of Lovosice; 9 km SW of Litomerice and 18 km S of Usti nad Labem. Cemetery: 1000 m NW of chateau, amid fields. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with probably fewer than 10 Jews.

  • Town: Obecni urad, 411 12 Cizkovice; tel. 0419/722-80.
  • Regional: Okresnu urad, Referat Kultury, Na valech 525/10, 412 01 Litomerice; tel. 0416/2332 or 3371; and Zidovska Nabozenska Obec, Moskevska 26, 400 01 Usti nad Labem; tel. 047/227-10.
  • Interested: Vlastivedne Muzeum, Mirove namesti 1, 412 01 Litomerice; tel. 0416/2019; AND Stani Zidovske Muzeum, Jachymova 3, 110 01 Praha 1; tel. 02/231-06034 or 231-07-85 AND Mr Dudlak (stoker in local social home for children) 411 12 Cizkovice.

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.
Jan Marek, Na hranici 208, 405 05 Decin, tel.& fax for messages: 0412/23-662 or 28-090 and Jiri Fiedler, z"l, Brdickova 1916, 155 00 Praha 5; tel. 02/55-33-40 completed survey on 30 November 1992. Documentation: census 1724, 1849, 1930; cadastre of 1843, 1860; and Die Juden und Judengemeinden Bohemens... (1934); notes of research made by Statni Zidovske Muzeum Praha. Other documentation was inaccessible. The site was not visited.

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