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Birthplace of Sigmund Freud. The town with 8,800 residents as of 2004 is the birthplace of Dr. Sigmund Freud. Freud was born 6 May 1856 in Locksmith's Lane 117 (German: Schlossergasse / Czech: Zámečnická ulice). The Freud family left in 1859 after having lost their business in the economic crisis of 1857. Town photos [February 2009]


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Alternate German name: Freiberg. Pribor is located in Morava, Novy Jicin at 49°38′19″N 18°8′38″E , 25 km SW of Ostrava. Cemetery: 0.8 km N, Ostravaska Street. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with fewer than 10 Jews.

  • Town: Mayor Engineer Milan Strakos, Mestsky Urad, Namesti c. 19, 742 58 Pribor; tel. 0656/911001.
  • Regional: Engineer Lubomir Mamula, Okresni Urad-Referat Kultury, 741 00 Novy Jicin; tel. 0656/22431.
  • Interested: Okresni Vlastivedne Muzeum, Dir. Augustin Danek, Zamek, 741 00 Novy Jicin; tel. 0656/20708.
  • Caretaker with key: Technicke Sluzby Mesta Pr., Stramberska 483, 742 58 Pribor; tel. 0656/911060.

Earliest known Jewish community was second half of 19th century. 1930 Jewish population was 48. The Jewish community originated in 1888. Psychiatrist Sigmund Freud, 1856-1939, lived here. The unlandmarked Jewish cemetery originated in 1855 with last known Conservative Jewish burial before 1942. The urban hillside, part of a municipal cemetery, has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all via a continuous masonry wall. The pre- and post-WWII size of cemetery is about 20x30 meters.

No stones, memorial monuments, known mass graves, or structures exist. The municipality owns Jewish cemetery property. Adjacent properties are cemetery. Rarely, private visitors stop. Vandalism occurred during World War II and 1945-1981. Now, authorities occasionally clean or clear. Slight threats: uncontrolled access, weather erosion, pollution, vegetation, vandalism, and existing and proposed nearby development.

Engineer-Arch Jaroslav Klenovsky, Zebetinska 13, 623 00 Brno; tel. 0 completed survey on 1 March 1992. Documentation: J. Lankoci: Pribor. Nastin hist. a kult. vyvoje mesta, Pribor 1968. Other exisiting documentation was not used. Klenovsky visited the site. No interviews.

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