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US Commission No. CZCE000117
Alternate German name: Kundratitz. It is in Bohemia-Klatovy at 49º10 13º28, 9 km SW of Susice and 62 km S of Plzen. Cemetery: 1 km NE of town. Present population is under 1000 with no Jews.
  • Town: Mestsky Urad, 341 81 Hartmanice.
  • Regional: 1. Okresni Urad-Referat Kultury, 339 01 Klatovy; and 2. Jewish Congregation: Zidovska Nabozenska Obec, Smetanovy sady 5, 301 37 Plzen; tel. 019/357-49.
  • Interested: 1. Lubos Smolik, Okresni Muzeum, 339 01 Klatovy; and 2. Statni Zidovske Muzeum, Jachymova 3, 110 01 Praha 1.

Earliest known Jewish community was 1794. 1930 Jewish population was 3 in Kundratice and 21 in Hartmanice. Jews moved to big towns in the second half of 19th century. The Jewish cemetery originated in 1870 with last known Jewish burial before 1939. There is a mass grave from 1945 (see below). Hartmanice, 1.5 km away, also used this unlandmarked cemetery. The isolated rural wooded hillside has no sign. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all via no wall, fence, or gate. Size of cemetery before and after WWII: 0.0625 or 0.05176 ha.

1-20 gravestones, with none in original locations with more than 75% toppled or broken, date from probably 19th-20th century. The sandstone flat shaped stones or multi-stone monuments have Hebrew and German inscriptions. The cemetery contains no confirmed mass graves except twelve Jewish women buried on 29 April 1945. There are no structures within the cemetery, now a forest. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Rarely, private visitors stop. Vandalism occurred prior to World War II and during World War II by the Nazis. Security (uncontrolled access), weather erosion, vegetation, and incompatible nearby development (existing) are moderate threats. Lumberjacking is a very serious threat. Pollution is a slight threat.
Marketa Cibulkova, Serikova 20, 317 05 Plzen; tel. 019/416-87; Peter Braum, Komenskeho 43, 323 13 Plzen; tel. 019/52-15-58; Rudolf Loewy, Jesenicka 33, 323 23 Plzen; tel. 019/52-06-84; and Jiri Fiedler, z"l, Brdickova 1916, 155 00 Praha 5; tel. 02/55-33-40 completed survey on 21 May 1992. Documentation: 1. Fr. Roubik List of Jewish Communities in 1850 (Rocenka Spolecnosti pro dejiny Zidu v Republice Cs., 1935); 2. Cadastral changes of 1870 [a public record, survey or map of the value, extent and ownership of land as a basis of taxation]; 3. 1983 notes of Emil Pesina, historian of Kasperske Hory, cp. 141; 4. Irena Mala, Ludm. Kubatova: Pochody smrti (1965); and 5. Census. Cibulkova, Braun, and Lowy visited site in March 1992 and interviewed Lubomir Smolik.

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