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A town in the Central Bohemian Region with about 8,500 inhabitants, the first historical references date back to 1052. In 1291, Queen Guta issued a charter to unite settlements of the Lysá estate into one economic unit. photos [February 2009]


US Commission No. CZCE000127

Alternate name: Lissa in German. Lysá nad Labem is located in Bohemia, Nymburk at 50°12′N 14°50′E , 14 km W of Nymburk and 30 km ENE of Prague. Cemetery: 600 meters north. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with probably no Jews.

  • Town: Mestsky Urad, 289 22 Lysa nad Labem.
  • Regional: Zidovska Nabozenska Obec v Praze, Maislova 18, 110 01 Praha 1; tel. 02/231-69-25.
  • Interested: Muzeum B. Hrozneho, namesti Dr. Hrozneho 265, 289 00 Lysa nad Labem; Statni Zidovske Muzeum, Jachymova 3, 110 01 Praha 1; tel. 02/231-07-85 and Polabske Muzeum, Palackeho 68, 290 55 Podebrady; tel. 0324/2640.

Earliest known Jewish community was 1860. 1930 Jewish population was 24. Jews moved to big towns in second half of the 19th century. The unlandmarked Jewish cemetery originated after 1893 with last known Conservative or Progressive/Reform Jewish burial before 1943. The flat suburban site, separate but near cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all. A hedge or row of trees or bushes but no gate surrounds the cemetery. The pre- and post-WWII size of cemetery is 0.2877 ha.

The cemetery contains no stones, known mass graves, or structures. The municipality owns property used for recreation (park, playground, and athletic field). Adjacent properties are agricultural gardens and car-sheds. Occasionally, private visitors stop. Vandalism occurred during World War II or 1945-1981 before 1965. There is no maintenance. Serious threat: proposed nearby development. Moderate threat: pollution.
Jiri Fiedler, z"l, Brdickova 1916, 155 000 Praha 5; tel. 02/55-33-40 completed survey on May 11, 1992. Documentation: H. Gold: Die Juden Bohemens 1934; Frantisek Outrata: Pameti Mesta Lyse nad Labem, 1925; notes of Statni Zidovske Muzeum Praha, 1965. Other documentation was inaccessible. The site was not visited. Local inhabitants were interviewed in 1990. [sic]

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