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Jewish Families from Letov (Letau), Bohemia, Czech Republic

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  • Samson Shimon Abeles (c.1788 - 1845)
    "Österreich, Niederösterreich, Wien, Matriken der Israelitischen Kultusgemeinde, 1784-1911," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 25 January 2018), Samson Abeles in entry for Ignatz Abeles and Laura ...
  • Ester Theresia Fischer (1824 - d.)
    Birth record: LETOV (o. Louny) 980 O 1832, 1837 N 1807, 1810, 1817-1839 Z 1826-1839 (6/17)Marriage record: LIBOČANY (o. Louny) 1010 O 1834-1856 N 1800-1858 Z 1828-1858 (8/49)
  • Eleonore Ritter (1860 - 1942)
    Born in Letov. Lived in Dresden. Deported to Theresienstadt 1942.Yad Vashem #11613462 and #7694953.Maiden name Fleischer. Married name Ritter.
  • Israel Moses Stein (1826 - 1884)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Aug 2 2018, 5:55:28 UTC
  • Moritz Weil (1804 - d.)
    Marriage record: HOŘENICE (o. Chomutov) 484 O 1840-1895 (i) (12/43)

This project seeks to list representatives of all of the Jewish families from the Bohemian town of Letov (Letau) in the Czech Republic.


Alternate German names: Ledau, Leedau and Letau in Bohemia, Louny, at 50º14 13º27, 3 km ENE of Podborany, 12 km SSW of Zatec, and 38 km E of Karlovy Vary. Cemetery: 0.5 km SE of town. Present population is under 1000 with no Jews.

Earliest known Jewish community was before 1783. There was 1 Jew in 1930. Jews moved to Podborany and to big towns after 1848; seat of congregation moved to Podborany in 1870. The Jewish cemetery originated in 1783 with last known Conservative burial probably in 1889. 2-5 km away were Blsany (Ger: Flohau), Libesovice (Ger: Lishwitz), Liborice (Ger: Liboritz) probably before 1857, and Podborany (Ger: Podersam) that used the cemetery. The isolated rural (agricultural) crown of a hill has no sign. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all via a broken masonry wall and a slightly damaged non-locking gate. Size of cemetery before and after WWII: probably 0.1316 ha.