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Jewish Families from Přerov (Prerau), Moravia, Czech Republic

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This project seeks to list representatives of all of the Jewish families from the Moravian town of Přerov (Prerau) in the Czech Republic.

Earliest known Jewish community was 1339. 1921 Jewish population: 717 in 1900 and 267 in 1930. Jewish quarter was destroyed in 1642 with pogroms 1774 and 1850. Self-standing political community was 1880-1919. Rabbi Abraham Placzek, 1803-84; publicist Oskar Donath, 1882-1940; and musician Gideon Klein, 1914-45, are buried here. The unlandmarked cemetery originated in 18th century with last known Conservative Jewish burial about 1882.