JIRICE U MIROSLAVI: Znojmo, Moravia Print

cemetery photos and photo and partial burial list [February 2009]

JOWBR burial listings [August 2010]

US Commission Report No. CZCE000100

Alternate German name: Irritz. Czech: Jiřice. Town is in Morava-Znojmo at 48°55' N, 16°24' E , 35 km SW of Brno In Znojmo district, S Moravian Region, near border with Lower Austria. Cemetery: 0.5 km SE of town. Present population is under 1000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Mayor Vladislav Matousek, Obecni urad, 671 78 Jirice u Mir. tel. 0621/93115.
  • Regional: PhDr. Jan Cech, Okresni Urad-Referat Kultury, 669 01 Znojmo; tel. 0624/4201.
  • Interested: Jihomoravske Muzeum, dir. PhDr. Petr Suler, ulica Premsylovcu 2, 669 01 Znojmo; tel. 0624/4921.

Earliest known Jewish community was the 17th century. 1930 Jewish population was 13. Jewish community cancelled in 1891. The unlandmarked Jewish cemetery originated in the 17th century with last known Conservative Jewish burial before 1942. The isolated flat suburban site has no sign. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all via a broken masonry wall and no gate. Size of cemetery before and after WWII: 0.0957 ha.

20-100 gravestones, 20-100 in original location and over 75% toppled or broken, date from 1692-20th century Some stones removed from the cemetery are in a museum of conservation. The marble, granite, and sandstone flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, or flat stones with carved relief decoration have Hebrew and/or German inscriptions. Some have traces of painting on their surfaces. Brno Jewish community owns Jewish cemetery. Adjacent properties are agricultural and residential. Rarely, private visitors stop. Vandalism occurred prior to World War II and 1938 continuously by Nazis. No maintenance or care. Pollution is a very serious threat. Security (uncontrolled access), vandalism, and vegetation are serious threats. Vegetation overgrowth constantly disturbs stones. Weather erosion and planned or proposed incompatible development are moderate threats. Incompatible nearby development (existing) is a slight threat.

Engineer arch. Jaroslav Klenovsky, Zebetinska 13, 623 00 Brno; tel. 0 completed survey on 1 March 1992. Documentation: Jan Herman: Jewish Cemeteries in Bohemia and Moravia (1980). Other documentation exists but was too old. He visited site in October 1991 and conducted no interviews.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 August 2010 16:12