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Jewish Families from Luže, Bohemia, Czech Republic

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  • Robert Mändl (1896 - d.)
    Birth Inventární záznamNárodní archivMatriky židovských náboženských obcí v českých krajích • inv. č. 1136 image 173/204 Marriage record: PRAHA 2723 O 1927 (i) (17/24) Death record: Born 05. 1...
  • Karolina Agular Stein (1810 - 1889)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Jul 22 2018, 11:58:53 UTC Death record PRESTAVLKY 1723/77
  • Salomon Lengsfelder (aft.1760 - 1806)
    Greatgreatgreatgreatgrandfather of Peter Lowe FamilyTree DNA Autosomal Test (Gedmatch F425039) Death – Národní archiv Praha HBMa 1142, f. 8, (image 11) -
  • Frieda Beran (1862 - 1942)
    ŘIŠKA BERANOVÁ* Born 16. 10. 1862* Last residence before deportation: Čáslav * Address/place of registration in the Protectorate: Čáslav* Transport AAc, no. 415 (09. 06. 1942, Kolín -> Terezín)* Transp...
  • Betty Alter (1860 - d.)

This project seeks to collect representatives of each of the Jewish families from the Bohemian town of Luže in the Czech Republic.

b. 1840-1848 []

d. 1840-1873 []

The Synagogue



A district on n the SE side of town was inhabited by a Jewish community with a rabbi since the late 18th century. Jewish population was 309 persons in 1920, who almost all were exterminated during WWII. The Synagogue from the 18th century has been renovated. A large Jewish cemetery about 1 km north of Luže has graves dating back to the 17th century.



This project is dedicated to the Jewish families who lived in Luže in Chrudim District in the Pardubice Region of the Czech Republic.

Luže is located about 17 kilometres (11 mi) southeast of Chrudim and 23 km (14 mi) southeast of Pardubice. It lies in the Svitavy Uplands. It is situated on the right bank of the river Novohradka. The Krounka River flows into the Novohradka in the southern part of the municipal territory. Voletický Pond is located in the northern part.

The Jewish community in Luže is documented from the second half of the 16th century. At its peak in the mid-19th century, it created 18% of the population. Already in 1930, it almost disappeared and after the World War II, it was not renewed

The historic town center is well preserved and is protected by law as an urban monument zone.