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Jewish Families from Dolejší Krusec/Unterkörnsalz

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Current Czech name: Dolejší Krušec

Other names/spellings: Unterkörnsalz [Ger], Krusecdolejsi

Location: Dolejší Krušec is a small village located 49°10'54"N, 13°28'27" E ., part of the city Hartmanice in the Klatovy district, about 2 km northeast of Hartmanice. Dolejší Krušec is also the name of the cadastral an area of 4.18 km, which also includes Prostřední Krušec (Mittelkörnsalz) and Trpěšice .

Prostřední Krušec (Mittelkörnsalz) 49°11'6"N 13°28'10"E

History: Krušec is an extended Šumava village comprised of Upper, Middle and Lower parts. Dolejsi Krušec (Lower Krušec) has a baroque castle, which was built on the site of a medieval fortress. Nearby, on the crest of Otava, about 1 km further is the ruins of a medieval fortress Pusteven. The village of Dolejší Krušec is first mentioned in 14th century writings. Starting in the mid–sixteenth century, the castle and extensive farm were owned by a series of different families (including Wunschwitz, Herberstein, Villani and Brosch). In 1949 the land was nationalized as State Farm Hartmanice. It is currently in private hands.

Jewish Cemetery: The town has no Jewish cemetery. Residents were buried in Dlouhá Ves and later in the Hartmanice Jewish cemetery.

Genealogical Resources: Birth, Death and Marriage records Unterkörnsalz and Mittelkörnsalz, included in the Dlouhá Ves and Sušice records books, are preserved and located at the Czech State Archives in Prague.

List from 1793 Bohemian Census:

  1. Isaac Adler
  2. Samuel Kigler
  3. Jacob Schwarzkopf
  4. Ephraim Roth
  5. Levi Lederer
  6. Marcus Fantl