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Jewish Families of Bečov nad Teplou (Petschau)

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  • Otto Löwi / Löwy (1899 - d.)
    Birth record: 22 BEČOV NAD TEPLOU (o. Karlovy Vary) N 1839-1922, 1929 (i) (105/134)
  • Erwin Löwi / Löwy (1897 - d.)
    Birth record: 22 BEČOV NAD TEPLOU (o. Karlovy Vary) N 1839-1922, 1929 (i) (102/134)
  • Erna Löwi / Löwy (1896 - d.)
    Birth record: 22 BEČOV NAD TEPLOU (o. Karlovy Vary) N 1839-1922, 1929 (i) (101/134)
  • Sigmund Löwi / Löwy (1885 - d.)
    Birth record: 22 BEČOV NAD TEPLOU (o. Karlovy Vary) N 1839-1922, 1929 (i) (95/134) Marriage record: PRAHA 2708 O 1912 (i) (28/71)
  • Ludwig Löwi / Löwy (1887 - d.)
    Birth record: 22 BEČOV NAD TEPLOU (o. Karlovy Vary) N 1839-1922, 1929 (i) (95/134)

Bečov nad Teplou, Czech Republic 50°05' N 12°49' E 73 mi W of Praha

Bečov nad Teplou [Cz], Petschau [Ger], Bečov n.T. Bečov nad Teplou

Czechoslovakia Bečov nad Teplou

Bohemia Czechoslovakia Petschau

Bohemia Austrian Empire BECOV NAD TEPLOU: Karlovy Vary, Bohemia

Source: Town website. "The Jewish cemetery dates from 1662. A synagogue was built in the Jewish neighborhood in 1688. The synagogue was renovated in 1767 after the 1760 fire and used to stand next to the house No. 39. 1760 On July 18,1767, a great fire in the town destroyed 130 houses, the church, and the rectory. On November 23,1904, the synagogue had a fire. In either 1930 or 1938, the synagogue was demolished. [February 2009]"

US Commission No. CZCE000271 Cemetery: 900 meters W of square, near Hotel Bristol and railway station; close to the intersection of roads leading to Nova Ves and Tisova. The alternate/former German name of town was Petschau. Bečov nad Teplou [Cz], Petschau [Ger], Bečov n.T. Located in Karlovy Vary, Bohemia at 50°05' N, 12°49' E, 15 km SSW of Karlovy Vary, 34 miles NW of Plzeň (Pilsen), 10 miles SSW of Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), and 73 mi W of Praha. [The town name is sometimes abbreviated as Becov n.T.] Present town population is 1,000-5000 with no Jews.

This web site offers additional town history pertaining to The Jewish population. Here: http://www.zamek-becov.cz/interesting-places-in-the-town/

A web site is part of the official town web presence. Some mention of the Jewish history in the town is here: http://www.becov.cz/the-town/history/sights/memorable-houses/

A web site with photos of a few grave stones is here: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Jewish_cemetery_in_Be%C4...

Yad Vashem memorial has Ludwig Baeumel listed as being born in Becov Petschau on October 28, 1876 and murdered by the Nazi's on November 8, 1944 at the Flossenbuerg camp in Germany.

Also in Yad Vashem is Frieda Sekeles, born in Petschau in 1900 and murdered in 1943. A page of testimony by her brother Reuven mentions their parents as Yulius and Gabriela Sekeles.