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Jewish Families from Neustupov, Czech Republic

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  • Leopold Knotek (1816 - d.)
    Birth Neustupov, o. Benešov N 1790-1838 (i) (inv. č. 1357 - kn - 1357) image 10/21 RHS
  • ? Graf (deceased)
  • Ludmilla Graf (deceased)
  • Abraham Graf (deceased)
  • Simon Brumlik (1830 - 1914)
    Birth Neustupov, o. Benešov N 1790-1835, O 1833, 1834, Z 1830-1835 (inv. č. 1363 - kn - 1363) image 10/25 Birth Neustupov, o. Benešov N 1790-1838 (i) (inv. č. 1357 - kn - 1357) image 18/21

Earliest known Jewish community was probably 17th century. 1930 Jewish population was 11. Jews moved to big towns after 1848. Independent Jewish congregation disbanded in 1915. Buried in the cemetery are ancestors of poet Jiri Orten 1919-1941. Birthplace of poet Josef Rosenzweig-Moir 1887-1943 and mother of poet Jiri Orten. The Jewish cemetery originated in 1723 with last known probably Conservative Jewish burial about 1938. The isolated rural (agricultural) hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all via a broken masonry wall and non-locking gate. The pre- and post-WWII size of cemetery is 0.2431 ha. 20-100 stones date from 1752-20th century. The granite and sandstone flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones or multi-stone monuments have Hebrew, German and Czech inscriptions. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Within the limits of the site is a pre-burial house. Praha Jewish community owns cemetery. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Rarely, private visitors and local residents stop. Vandalism occurred during World War II, occasionally 1945-1991. Restoration was done probably in last repairs but no maintenance. []

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