|DAMBORICE: Hodonin, Moravia|
Alternate names: Dambořice [Cz], Damboritz [Ger], Damborschitz. 49°02' N, 16°55' E, In S Moravia, 17 miles SE of Brno (Brünn). 1900 Jewish population: 144.
website in Czech with photo: "Jewish settlement dates from the 16th century. Jewish quarter in the middle of town along a creek, a street called židma. Of the original 72 buildings 49 still stand, mj.school teachers with apartment No. 388th Late Empire synagogue from 1824 was demolished in 1948 and marked in 2004 by a modest memorial. The cemetery is 300 m NE of the center in the hillside above the village and the church. Established later than the 17th century, an area of 3496 m2 has about 400 tombs, the oldest dating from 1657. Mortuary at the entrance has not survived. A wire-mesh fence on concrete base exists. Gradual repair commenced in 2006." [September 2011
US Commission No. CZCE000074:
Alternate name: Damborschitz in German. Damborice is located in Morava-Hodonin at 49º02' 16º55', 30 km SE of Brno. Cemetery: 0.2 km E. Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.
Earliest known Jewish community was 1617. 1930 Jewish population was 47. Privileges were granted in 1707. Samuel Hahn, 1836-1917, rabbi lived here. Jewish cemetery originated in 17th century with last known Conservative Jewish burial before 1942. Landmark: Nr. 2203 S.M. The suburban hillside, separate but near cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all via a broken masonry wall, a broken fence, and no gate. The pre- and post-WWII size of cemetery is 0.5252 ha.
100-500 stones are in original locations. 1700-20th century marble, granite, limestone and sandstone tombstones flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, flat stones with carved relief decoration or obelisks have Hebrew, German and Czech inscriptions. Some tombstones have traces of painting on their surfaces. The cemetery contains no special memorial monuments or known mass graves. Within the limits of the cemetery are no structures. Brno Jewish community owns the Jewish cemetery. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Occasionally, private visitors stop. Vandalism occurred occasionally 1945-1991. Jewish groups within the country did restoration in 1970s. Now, there is occasional clearing or cleaning by individuals. Serious threat: uncontrolled access. Moderate threat: weather erosion, pollution, vegetation and vandalism. Slight threat: existing and proposed nearby development.
Engineer-Architect Jaroslav Klenovsky, Zebetinska 13,623 00 Brno tel. 0 completed survey on 1 March 1992 using Gold and Herman books. Other exisiting documentation was not used. No site visits or interviews occurred.
|Last Updated on Friday, 16 September 2011 13:21|