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Jewish Families from Bruntál (Freudenthal), Moravia, Czech Republic

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  • Gertruda "Trude" Löwenbein (1898 - 1944)
    I have always been told that Trude, her husband and children were all shot in their village by the Nazis, but I do not know where or when. I am trying to find out what Trude's married surname was, the ...
  • Irma Westreich (1896 - 1942)
    IRMA WESTREICHOVÁ Born 28. 01. 1896 Last residence before deportation: Brno Address/place of registration in the Protectorate: Brno Transport Ae, no. 129 (29. 03. 1942, Brno -> Terezín) M...
  • Leo Westreich (1861 - 1922)
  • Aurelie Goldberger (1861 - d.)
  • David Goldberger (1850 - d.)

Bruntál is one of the earliest cities founded in Czech lands. The first records documenting the existence of the city date from 1233. It is said that it is a city between the mountains and water.

The cultural importance of Bruntál lies in its possession of a Baroque castle and many historical buildings. Earliest known Jewish community was second half of the 19th century. There were 73 Jews. Unlandmarked cemetery originated end of the 19th century with last known Conservative Jewish burial before 1938.

Bruntál IAJGS Jewish Cemetery Project (Alternate German name: Freudenthal) The town is located in the province of Silesia at 49º59' 17º28', 50 km N of Olomouc. The cemetery is 2 km NE, Polni-Str. Present town population is 5,000-25,000 with than 10 Jews.