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Jewish families from Tachov (Tachau), Bohemia, Czech Republic

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This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Tachov (Tachau) in Bohemia, Czech Republic

Jewish settlement in Tachov is thought to date back to the 13th century, and documentation of its existence dates back to the 15th century. An old synagogue from the 16th century that had been rebuilt several times was destroyed by fire in 1911 and subsequently demolished. The new synagogue was constructed in 1911-1912 according to the design of architect Alfred Grotte. The synagogue was burned down on Kristallnacht, November 10, 1938 and the remaining walls were later pulled down.

Much recent work on the cemetery, museum and related history with photos is located here:

From Yad Vashem records there were 145 people with a connection to Tachov who were murdered in the Holocaust. The name Eckstein is quite frequently noted.

The nearby small village of Nove Sedliste also had a Jewish population. Geni has it's own Town Project for Nove Sedliste which see here: