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Jewish Families from Stankov (Stankau), Bohemia, Czech Republic

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The following info is from Wikipedia unless otherwise noted. Stankov is located in the district of Domazlice, whereas Geni places it in the Klatovsky district. The town has an origin that dates to at least 1233. It has halfway between Pilsen and Domazlice in Bohemia within the Czech Republic. As of 2006, it has 3100 inhabitants and has no major employers. Stankov is about 30 km to Klatovy 28 km to Plzen and 24 km to Domazlice. I, Tony Hausner, had jewish ancestors, the Blochs, who moved to Stankov in the 1860s from Osvracin which is fairly nearby. They moved their rag business between the towns to improve their business according to a Osvracin register, which was dated 1922, but covered the period of time that included at least 1860-1922. The following information was reported in a paper prepared by Hönig & Müller, Genealogy Research, Prague, Czech Republic. The Jewish community was seated here since 1892 (transfered from Puclice). There was a private house with prayer room. In 1910, there were 17 Jews in Staňkov, in 1930 only 2 people. In 1931, Stankov merged with Domazlice Jewish community. The cemetery in Puclice served the Jewish populations for the towns of Nyrany, Stankov, Nahosice, Osvracín as none of the towns had a large enough Jewish population to support a cemetery for each town. .

There is a writeup about the town in german in Hugo Gold's book

Jews and Jewish Communities of Bohemia (Hugo Gold; 1934)

image 615 {h4} Source: Kramerius Digital Library, National Library of the Czech Republic

Geschichte der Juden in Stankau. Bearbeitet von Jaroslav Polák-Rokycana, Prag. D ie isr. K.G. Stankau (městys Staňkov) wurde im J. 1870 gegründet; früher war in dem nahen Dorfe Putzlitz ein Synagogenverein, der dort-selbst auch eine schöne Synagoge erbaut hatte. Heute ist von der sehr zahlreichen Gemeinde nur noch eine einzige Judenfamilie verblieben, welche nach der Auflösung der K. G. die Synagoge erwarb und bewohnt. Es ist jedoch sehr zweifelhaft, ob auch die Kinder dieses „letzten Juden von Putzlitz" dort wohnen werden und so dürfte auch dieses Gottes• haus, wie so viele andere in Böhmen, profanen Zwecken anheimfallen. Die K. G. S. (Ger ...

Rob Pearman has provided a translation of Hugo Gold's description and it can be found at