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Jewish families from Švihov (Schwihau), Bohemia, Czech Republic

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This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Švihov (Schwihau) in Bohemia, Czech Republic.

Svihov became part of the Czech Torah Project when one of the Torah's in the collection was identified as coming from Svihov. This Torah is now in the possession and protection of Congregation Albert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.

Some individuals named Bloch or Block from Svihov went to St. Louis, Missouri, US early in the 1800's. The book Zion in the Valley by Ehrlich documents some of these people.

The database at Yad Vashem includes a limited number of people from or connected with Svihov. Here is the extract of the data:

Bicková, Marta 1908 Praha, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered


Kohn, Emil 1894 Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered


Krausova, Olga 1910 Trebivlice, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered


Wachtl, Rudolf 1887 Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered


Wachtl, Rudolf 1887 Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered


Wachtl Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered


Wachtl Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered


Weilova, Amalie 1905 Praha, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered


Kraus 1890 Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered


Kraus 1890 Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered


Kraus Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered


Kraus Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered


Sabat Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered


Sabat Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered


Sabat, Leo Leopold 1891 Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered


Stern, Frantisek 1903 Praha, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered

The database at www.chewra.com includes tombstone inscriptions for about 320 individual stones in the town cemetery of Svihov. Link is here:

http://www.chewra.com/keshetnew/kweb/location_tombs.aspx?lid=301&kid=0

The International Jewish Cemetery Project has a nice discussion of the town and the history relating to Jewish community, along with the Cemetery Project inspection and report from some years ago.

http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/czech-republic/svihov.html