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Jewish Families from Uherske Hradiste (Ungarisch Hradisch), Moravia, Czech Republic

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  • Otto Winter (1865 - 1942)
    Testimony: Otto Winter was born in Ungarisch Hradisch, Czechoslovakia in 1865 to Bernhardt and Ernestina. He was a lawyer and married to Klotilde nee Markus. Prior to WWII he lived in Ungarisch Hra...
  • Klotilda Winter (1868 - 1943)
    Testimony: Klotilda Winter nee Markus was born in Wagstadt, Czechoslovakia in 1870 to Yaakov and Agata. She was a housewife and married to Oto. Prior to WWII she lived in Ungarisch Hradisch, Czecho...
  • Hugo Braun (1906 - 1943)
    Death record: Born 16. 10. 1906 Last residence before deportation: Prague I Address/place of registration in the Protectorate: Prague I, Norimberská 8 Transport Di, no. 341 (13. 07. 1943, Pra...
  • Julie Wernigg (1891 - 1977)
  • Fanny Sträussler (c.1839 - 1907)

This project seeks to list representatives of all of the Jewish families from the Moravian town of Uherské Hradište (Ungarisch Hradisch) in the Czech Republic.

UHERSKE HRADISTE (Czech Uherské Hradiště; Ger. Ungarisch-Hradisch), town in S.E. Moravia, Czech Republic; in the Middle Ages one of the six royal cities in Moravia. The first documentary evidence about Jews residing in the town dates from 1342. In 1453, when Jews were expelled from all the other Moravian royal cities, Uherské Hradište refused to follow suit; but in 1514, under King Ladislaus II, they were expelled from there too. They settled in small rural communities and smaller towns and were not permitted to return to Uherské Hradište until 1848. In 1857 there were 67 Jews in the town, rising to 342 in 1869 and 488 in 1880. A new synagogue was constructed in 1875; it was redesigned in the Art Noveau style in 1904. In the early 21st century it was used as the municipal library. A prosperous community developed, the majority of Jews joining Zionist organizations. By 1930 the number of Jews had fallen to 353. The few who returned after World War II were incorporated into the community of *Uhersky Brod and later into that of *Brno.

On the site of the former cemetery, devastated by the Nazis, a memorial to the Holocaust victims was erected.


H. Gold (ed.), Juden und Judengemeinden Maehrens (1929), 561–2. ADD. BIBLIOGRAPHY: J. Fiedler, Jewish Sights of Bohemia and Moravia, (1991).

[Chaim Yahil /

Yeshayahu Jelinek (2nd ed.)]