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Synagogue Nová Cerekev

Built in 1855, the synagogue is one of the most interesting Jewish buildings in the Vysočina Region, and is the only surviving example of its type in Central Europe. It was built by Štěpán Walser. This Neo-Romanesque structure with Moorish elements is located in the northern part of the city, approximately 200 m from the main town square. At first glance, the synagogue captivates w



Jewish Cemetery Humpolec

The local cemetery is situated outside of the city o Humpolec, not far from Orlík Castle. It was established in the early 18th century and served the surrounding Jewish towns as well (Kaliště, Lipnice, Želiv, etc.). It was later expanded twice. Roughly 1,000 valuable Baroque and Classicist heads

Jewish Cemetery Kamenice nad Lipou

The Jewish cemetery in Kamenice nad Lipou is situated on the edge of town. This locale offers a beautiful view of the surrounding landscape. The cemetery was founded in 1803, and there are approximately 150 surviving gravestones that originated in the first half of the 19th century. Some are in the

Synagogue Humpolec

The first Jews came to Humpolec in 1681, and their community gradually grew. In 1724, however, there was still no independent synagogue or school, so residents used the local potash production facilities for these purposes. In 1754, the Jewish town requested a construction permit for a maso

Jewish Cemetery Humpolec

The local cemetery is situated outside of the city o Humpolec, not far from Orlík Castle. It was established in the early 18th century and served the surrounding Jewish towns as well (Kaliště, Lipnice, Želiv, etc.). It was later expanded twice. Roughly 1,000 valuable Baroque and Classicist h



Zichpil Quarter Humpolec

The Zichpil Quarter and the Jewish town are a part of the the city of Humpolec, and are located between the Horní náměstí Square and the cemetery. The first Jews at the time still on the outskirts of the city began to settle here in the late 1600s. The name Zichpil, however, is much older. T

Jewish Cemetery Pacov

The oldest surviving legible headstones in the Pacov Jewish cemetery are dated 1796. The Jewish cemetery, however, was established in 1680, with the last burial taking place here in 1969. The cemetery has a total of approximately 300 Baroque- and Classicist-style headstones. Synagogue

Jewish Cemetery Nová Cerekev

The old Jewish cemetery that lies 100 m northwest of the synagogue was founded around 1690. There are 137 surviving headstones with inscriptions in Hebrew and Aramaic. The oldest headstone is from 1692. After the cemetery reached its capacity, it was supplemented by a new cemetery with 270 headstone

Jewish Cemetery Horní Cerekev

This cemetery with Baroque gravestones from the 18th century was founded as early as the 17th century. The youngest gravestones are from the period leading up to World War II. The cemetery also includes a mortuary with a tented roof. The sacred atmosphere is enhanced by the centuries-old trees that

Jewish Cemetery Černovice

The Jewish cemetery in Černovice was founded as early as 1600, and was later expanded in 1680 and 1785. The cemetery features a number of Baroque and Classicist gravestones. The cemetery was repaired, and, in the autumn of 2001, a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust (whose atypical design

Jewish Cemetery Lukavec

The cemetery was established in the first third of the 18th century at the latest, but most likely existed much earlier than this. It has approximately 100 headstones and a simple mortuary. The oldest dated headstone is from 1725.

Jewish Cemetery Hořepník

Founded in the first half of the 1600s, the Jewish cemetery is located on the southwestern edge of the town of Hořepník by the Trnava River. There are over 200 surviving headstones, of which the oldest dates 1649. This cemetery too was expanded, and functioned until 1940, the year of the last buri

Jewish Cemetery Košetice

Jews were typically granted land for burial sites in hard-to-reach locales, and the situation in Košetice was no different. The Jewish cemetery here is located in a forest in the tree undergrowth southeast of town. It exists in its current dimensions on stable cadastre maps from as early as 1838. T

Černovice

Čenovice's Jewish quarter has stood north of the town square since the 18th century, and is represented by a handful of buildings and a defunct distillery, inn, and synagogue, which was built in 1807. In 1857, it was reconstructed, though it was ultimately torn down in 1949. The Jewish population h

Nová Cerekev

The Jewish town with is prayer hall originated here most likely around 1690. It is interesting that there was never an enclosed ghetto, but most of the houses were concentrated in the area surrounding the synagogue, and some stood on the town square. A number of the original Jewish houses have survi

Jewish Synagogue Kamenice nad Lipou

The former synagogue was torn down in 1938. That year, a new synagogue was opened at the location of today's bus station. The new synagogue is considered to be the youngest Jewish synagogue in the Czech Republic. Currently, it is utilised as an evangelical prayer hall.

Humpolec

Mention of a Jewish community in Humpolec can be found as early as the second half of the 17th century, however, the settlement did not become true Jewish town until the beginning of the 18th century. This compact Jewish ghetto was originally made up of approximately 30 houses with a small town squa

 
 
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