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VELKA NAD VELICKOU: Hodonin, Moravia PDF Print E-mail
US Commission No. CZCE000200
Alternate name: Welka in German. Velka Nad Velickou is located in Morava-Hodonin at 48º50 17º32, 85 km SE of Brno. Cemetery: 1 km N. Present town population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews.
  • Town: Mayor Engineer Psyurny, Mestsky Urad, 696 74 Velka n. V.; tel. 063192517.
  • Local: Mrs. Bobcikova, Mestsky Urad-Referat Kultury, (address as above).
  • Regional: PhDr. Jaromir Micka, Okresni Urad-Referat Kultury, 695 00 Hodonin; tel. 0628/416.
  • Interested: Muzeum Hodoninska, Director Dr. Tatana Martonova, Zamecek, 695 00 Hodonin; tel. 0628/21834.
  • Key holder: Antonin Psurny, cp. 372, 696 74 Velka nad Velickou; tel. 0631/92462.
Earliest known Jewish community was second half of 19th century. The Jewish community originated in the 1880s. The unlandmarked Jewish cemetery originated in end of 19th century with last known Conservative Jewish burial before 1942. No other towns or villages used site. The flat suburban land, separate but near cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all via a continuous masonry wall and non-locking gate. The pre- and post-WWII size of cemetery is 0.0443 ha. 20-100 stones, all in original location, date from 1890-20th century. The granite and sandstone flat shaped stones and finely smoothed and inscribed stones have Hebrew, German and Czech inscriptions. The cemetery contains no known mass graves, structures, or special sections. Brno Jewish community owns the Jewish cemetery. Adjacent properties are cemetery. Rarely, private visitors stop. Vandalism occurred 1945-1981. Local/municipal authorities, regional/national authorities and Jewish groups within country did work in 1984 and 1991. Brno Jewish congregation pays the regular caretaker. Serious threat: pollution. Moderate threat: vegetation. Slight threat: uncontrolled access, weather erosion and vandalism.
Engineer arch. Jaroslav Klenovsky, Zebetinska 13, 623 00 Brno; tel. 0 completed survey on 1 March 1992. Documentation: Jan Herman: Jewish Cemeteries of Bohemia and Moravia (1980). Other exisiting documentation was not used. No site visits or interviews occurred.
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