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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 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. From http://www.chaiworks.org/tachov.htm