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CHECHIA
(also known as the CZECH REPUBLIC)

Formerly Bohemia and Moravia--Czechoslovakia.

Also see Slovakia

"Cemetery team battles elements to record Czech Jewish ancestors" by Pavla Kozakova notes that a prospective convert started a website to help people track their Czech Jewish ancestry. "As part of this effort, Jaroslav Achab Haidler has combed dozens of Jewish cemeteries in the Czech regions of Bohemia and Moravia in order to compile a complete record of burial sites." An English translation is expected. Supposedly, 340 Jewish cemeteries exist in the Czech Republic.

story. Source: E. Randol This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . [October 2002]

Czech Heritage Action Initiative (CHAI) is working on the restoration of Jewish cemeteries in the Czech Republic. CHAI is a non-profit organization led by Lisa Feder of Deerfield, IL that works with the Czech Federation of Jewish Communities. The Federation includes ten local Jewish communities in the Czech Republic. CHAI projects include the restoration of Jewish cemeteries in Sušice, čáslav and Velké Mezíríci. [May 2010]

US Commission Overview Report "The Condition and Preservation of Czech Jewish Cemeteries", p 73, and history of the Jewish Community of Czech Republic (Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia. [February 2009]

CZECHIA - THE JEWISH COMMUNITY

JewishGen's Austria/Czech research [February 2009]

Most Jewish communal structures were destroyed during Nazi occupation and the 40-year Communist regime or received only minimal care. After November 1989, Jewish monuments are in the possession of the ten Jewish communities, or municipalities, societies, organizations or Protestant churches. See details of restorations throughout the Czech Republic. [February 2009]

list of burials. Go to the "List of Cemeteries" and look for those that include the word "Zidovsky,"the Czech word for "Jewish." As an example, the Jewish burials for the town of Vamberk appear to have hundreds of entries, some dating back to the period before Jews had hereditary surnames. Click on an individual and the exact date of death and sometimes the date of birth are displayed. comparable site for Slovak burials with far fewer Jewish burials.

updated on February 19,2009:

  • Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic
    (Federace židovských obcí v České republice)
    Maiselova 18 110 01 Praha 1 Tel: 224 800 824 Fax: 224 810 912 Skype:  federace863 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view

  • General information about Czech cemeteries in Czech. Google Translate site. [September 2011]
  • Jewish Community Brno (Židovská obec Brno)
    tř. Kpt. Jaroše 3, 602 00, Brno, ČR
    Tel: +420-544 509 606 Fax: +420-544 509 623 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
    English index

  • Jewish Community Děčín (Židovská obec Děčín)  
    Žižkova 4
    405 02 Děčín
    Tel: +240/412 531 095 Fax: +420/412 531 095

  • Jewish Community Carlsbad (Židovská obec Karlovy Vary)
    Bezručova 8 P. O. Box 160 360 01 Karlovy Vary Tel / Fax: +420/353 220 658
    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  • Jewish Community Liberec (Židovská obec Liberec)
    Rumjancevova 1/1362 460 01 Liberec Tel.: +420/485 103 340 Fax: +420/482 412 190 

  • Jewish Community Olomouc (Židovská obec Olomouc)
    Komenského 7 772 00 Olomouc Tel / Fax: +420/585 223 119

  • Jewish Community of Ostrava (Židovská obec v Ostravě)
    Tovární 15 709 00 Ostrava Tel: +420/596 621 354

  • Jewish Community Plzeň
    (Židovská obec Plzeň)
    Smetanovy sady 5 301 37 Plzeň Tel.: +420/277 235 749, +420/377 223 346 Fax: +420/377 223 348, +420/277 235 749

  • Jewish Community of Prague
    Maiselova street 18, Josefov, 110 01 Prague 1
    Tel: +420 224 800 812-13  Fax:+420 222 318 664

  • Rabbinate of Prague: Tel:+420 224 800 849 Fax:+420 222 318 664 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  • Jewish Community Teplice (Židovská obec Teplice)

  • Lipová 25/333 415 01 Teplice Tel: +420/417 538 209

  • Jewish Community Ústí nad Labem (Židovská obec Ústí nad Labem)

Moskevská 26 400 00 Ústí nad Labem Tel: +420/475 208 082
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"Apart from a few exceptions, Jewish cemeteries are in the exclusive ownership of Jewish communities. Out of more than 400 Czech and Moravian Jewish cemeteries, around 70 were destroyed during the Nazi occupation and the post-war period. More than 330 Jewish cemeteries and approximately 25 Jewish sections in municipal cemeteries have been preserved at least to a certain degree. Management of 159 Jewish cemeteries is the responsibility of the Prague Jewish Community. Building work is being carried out at 84 cemeteries - i.e., construction and repairs of walls, raising of damaged tombstones, and repairs to cemetery buildings, ceremonial halls and mortuaries. Memorial exhibitions have been installed in a number of ceremonial halls - for example, in Benesov, Pardubice, Dobruska, Zamberk, Ckyne, Rakovmk, Drevikov and Petikozly. In other places cemetery houses are used as caretaker flats (Miada Boleslav, Havlickuv Brod, Hermanuv Mestec, Turnov and Branys nad Labem).  Since 1990, renovation and reconstruction work at 34 cemeteries managed by the Prague Jewish Community has been fully completed, renovation work has been mostly completed at 40 cemeteries, while conservation work has at least been initiated at the remaining cemeteries. Other communities are also expending considerable amounts on the renovation of Jewish cemeteries, but at least 50% of costs are borne by the  state or the relevant local authorities. A recurrent problem is that of anti-Semitic vandalism, which manifests itself in the defacing of Jewish cemeteries. This has recently involved the defacing of the old cemetery in Libochovice (1992), the overturning of tombstones in Golcuv Jernkov (1995) and Svetia nad Sazavou (1997), the spraying and defacing of tombstones in Hradec Kralove (1996), and of the Jewish memorial in Trutnov (1998) on the anniversary of the Crystal Night Pogrom. / In Moravia a total of 46 Jewish cemeteries are managed by the Jewish Community in Brno. 11 cemeteries were fully renovated by 1997 and building work is continuing on the renovation of cemeteries in Brno, Dolm Kounice, Mikulov, Miroslav, Straznice, Lomnice, Jihiava, Veike Mezinci, Holesov, Jemnice, Slavkov and Boskovice. Ceremonial halls were renovated in Treble, Uhersky Brod, Bzenec and Podivin, where an exhibition on the history of the local Jewish community was installed. The Jewish community in 0lomouc looks after 10 cemeteries, to date has carried out repairs to Jewish cemeteries in Olomouc, Pferov and is continuing with the renovation of the cemetery in Usov, Sumperk and Tovacov, where an exhibition devoted to the history of the local Jewish community and burial customs was installed in 1997. 1998 saw the completed reconstruction of the Olomouc Ceremonial Hall. / More rapid progress in renovation projects is hindered by a lack of funds, both on the part of Jewish communities and their partners. In view of the state of the Czech economy, greater support from the state and local authorities cannot be counted on in the immediate future. Neither is it possible for Jewish communities to expend significantly greater amounts on renovating their cemeteries and monuments than to date. In addition, the Jewish Museum in Prague receives no state support, which means that it has to cover most repair and reconstruction work from its own taxable income." January 1999   Ph.D. Arno Parik Source [February 2009]

Title Filter     Display # 
# Burial Location
1001 TSCHKIN
1002 TUCAPY: Tabor, Bohemia
1003 TURNAU
1004 TURNOV: Semily, Liberec, Bohemia
1005 TUSCHKAU STADT
1006 TUTSCHAP
1007 TYN NAD VLTAVOU: Bohemia
1008 TYNA NAD VLTAVOU
1009 TYNEC NAD SAZAVOU
1010 UBOCI: Cheb, Bohemia
1011 UDLICE: Chomutov, Bohemia
1012 UDRC
1013 UDRITSCH
1014 UHERSKE HRADISTE: Zlin, Moravia
1015 UHERSKY BROD: Uherske Hradiste, Moravia
1016 UHERSKY OSTROH: Uherske Hradiste, Moravia
1017 UHLIRSKE JANOVICE: Kutna Hora, Bohemia
1018 UHRINEVES: Praha, Bohemia
1019 UITTWA
1020 UITWA
1021 ULICE
1022 ULLERSHOF
1023 ULLITZ
1024 UNGARISCH-HRADISCH
1025 UNGARISCH-OSTRA
1026 UNGUNGARISCH-BROD
1027 UNHOST
1028 UNTER-BAUTZEN
1029 UNTER-BIELA
1030 UNTER-KRALEWITZ
1031 UNTER-LUKAWITZ
1032 UNTER-SANDAU
1033 UNTER-ZETNO
1034 UPICE: Trutnov, Bohemia
1035 USOBI: Havlichuv Brod,
1036 USOV: Sumperk, Moravia
1037 USTEK: Litomerice, Bohemia
1038 USTI NAD LABEM: Bohemia
1039 UTVINA: Karlovy Vary, Bohemia
1040 VALASSKE MEZIRICI: Vsetin, Moravia
1041 VAMBERK: Rychnov nad Kneznou, Bohemia
1042 VARNSDORF: Decin, Bohemia
1043 VELHARTICE: Klatovy, Bohemia
1044 VELKA BUKOVINA: Nachod, Bohemia
1045 VELKA NAD VELICKOU: Hodonin, Moravia
1046 VELKE KARLOVICE: Vsetin, Zlin, Moravia
1047 VELKE MEZIRICI: Zdar nad Sazavou, Moravia
1048 VELVARY: Bohemia
1049 VESELI NAD MORAVOU: Hodonin, Moravia
1050 VESELI: delete
1051 VESELICK
1052 VETRNY JENIKOV: Jihlava, Bohemia
1053 VEZ
1054 VIDNAVA: Sumperk, Silesia
1055 VIHAROV: Klatovy
1056 VIMPERK: Bohemia
1057 VLACHOVO BREZI: Prachatice, Bohemia
1058 VLASIM: Benesov, Bohemia
1059 VLCI: Bohemia
1060 VLTAVOU
1061 VODNANY: Strakonice, Bohemia
1062 VOJKOVICE
1063 VOLARY: Prachatice, Bohemia
1064 VOLYNE: Strakonice, Bohemia
1065 VONOKLASY
1066 VOSEK
1067 VOTICE: Benesov, Bohemia
1068 VRCHLABI: Trutnov, Hradec Kralove, Bohemia
1069 VSENORY
1070 VSERADICE: Beroun
1071 VSERUBY: Plzen-server, Bohemia
1072 VSETATY
1073 VSETIN: Zlin, Moravia
1074 VYSKOV: Byskov, Moravia
1075 VYSOKA LIBYNE: Plzeňský kraj, Plzeň - sever
1076 VYSOKE MYTO: Pardubice, Bohemia
1077 VYSOKY UJEZD: Pardubice, Bohemia
1078 WALLACHISCH-MESERITSCH
1079 WALLACHISCH-MESERITSCH delete
1080 WALLERN
1081 WALLERN delete
1082 WALLISCH-BIRKEN
1083 WALLISDORF
1084 WALLISGRUM
1085 WAMBERG
1086 WARNSDORF
1087 WEIDENAU
1088 WEISSENSULZ
1089 WEITEN-TREBETITSCH
1090 WELHARTITZ
1091 WELKA
1092 WELWARN
1093 WESELITSCHKO
1094 WESERITZ
1095 WESSELY
1096 WIESCH
1097 WIHORSCHAU
1098 WINDIG-JENIKAU
1099 WISCHAU
1100 WITTINGAU
 
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