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Photo of cemetery with repaired and crumbling wall. Postřižinské a brand of beer produced by the Nymburk Brewery. [February 2009]


POSTRIZIN:     US Commission No. CZCE000158
Postrizin is located in Bohemia-Praha-vychod (Prague-East) at 50º14' 14º24', 6 km E of Kralupy nad Vltavou and 16 km NNW of central Prague. Cemetery: 600 m ESE, cadastre of Odolena Voda. Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.

  • Town: Jindrich Chaloupha (vice magistrate), or Mr. Nedoma (magistrate), Obecni urad, 250 70 Odolena Voda; tel. office: Prague 687-23-06, 687-24-35.
  • Regional: JUDr. Jaroslav Vojna, Okresni urad, odbor kultury, namesti Republiky 3, 110 01 Praha 1; tel. office: 236-03-363 and Pamatkovy urad strednich Cech, Ceskomoravska 20-21, 190 00 Praha 9; tel. office: 853-1111.
  • Interested: Okresni Muzeum, namesti 9. Kvetna 97, 250 01 Brandys nad Labem.

Earliest known Jewish community was about 1850. 1930 Jewish population was 2. Jews moved to big towns in second half of 19th century. The landmarked Jewish cemetery originated about 1805 with last known Conservative or Progressive/Reform Jewish burial probably in beginning of WWII. Kralupy nad Vltavou (from about 1874); Premysleni; Vojkovice (German: Wojkowitz); Klecany (German: Gross-Kletzan), 5 to 8 km away, used site. The isolated wooded flat land on a hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all via a broken masonry wall without gate. The pre- and post-WWII size of cemetery is 1968 sq. m.

100-500 stones date from 1831-20th century. The marble, granite, limestone and sandstone flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, flat stones with carved relief decoration or multi-stone monuments have Hebrew, German and Czech inscriptions. The cemetery contains no known mass graves or special sections but has the foundation of pre-burial house. Prague Jewish community owns the Jewish cemetery. Adjacent properties are forest and highway. Occasionally, private visitors and local residents stop. Vandalism occurred occasionally 1945-1991. Jewish groups within the country did the restoration in 1992. Now, there is occasional clearing or cleaning by individuals or authorities and Jewish congregation. Very serious threat: uncontrolled access and vandalism. Moderate threat: proposed nearby development. Slight threat: weather erosion, pollution and vegetation.
Vlastmila Hamackova, Zabelska 37, Engineer Mojmir Maly, Ve Stresovickach 58, 169 00 Praha 6; tel. 35-57-69 and Jiri Fiedler, z"l, Brdickova 1 916, 155 00 Praha 5; tel. 02/55-33-40 completed survey on 15 March 92. Documentation: articles of Prokop F. Masner in the journal Podripsky kraj (1934, 1938, 1941) and notes of Statni Zidovske Muzeum, Prague (about 1960). No site visits or interviews occurred.

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