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Jewish families from Švihov (Schwihau), Bohemia, Czech Republic

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  • Hyman Eleazer Block (1826 - 1909)
    One of the many, and confusing Bloch's of Svihov and St. Louis.
  • Hetty Block Pollack (c.1835 - 1910)
    Manager completely inactive and unresponsive and no replacement manager is currently available to work this person into the tree. 3/29/2020 Dan Daughter of Eleazer S, & Catherine Block* Reference: Find...
  • Ignatz / Hynek Eisenschimmel / Eisenschiml (1888 - 1943)
    Marriage record: PRAHA 2716 O 1920 (i) (23/60) Death record: Born 05. 04. 1888 Last residence before deportation: Votice Address/place of registration in the Protectorate: Brandýs nad Labem ...
  • Daniel Block (1802 - 1853)
    Daniel Block (ca.1805 Bohemia-1853 St. Louis) For complete biographical sketch see: Daniel Block lived for only four years in the United States but he made a lasting impression on the culture of the...
  • Magdalena Hahn geb. Lenk (c.1779 - 1824)
    In the 1793 Klatovy Census for the town of Švihov, there was a Marie Lenk, age 13. She was the daughter of David and Anna Lenk (b. ~1780). This birth date is consistent with the estimated age of Magdal...

This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Švihov (Schwihau) in Bohemia, Czech Republic.

Svihov became part of the Czech Torah Project when one of the Torah's in the collection was identified as coming from Svihov. This Torah is now in the possession and protection of Congregation Albert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States.

A Torah from the Memorial Scrolls Trust originally from a synagogue in Svihov, Bohemia - now the Czech Republic - is being housed at Congregation Shir Shalom in Woodstock, Vt., after being acquired through a donation from member Zecil Gravitz. There will be a dedication ceremony for the scroll on Sept. 28. The scroll was photographed at Congregation Shir Shalom in Woodstock, Vt., Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. (Valley News - James M. Patterson)
Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Valley News photographs — James M. Patterson

A great deal of detailed information relating to the Jewish population of Svihov may be found here:

http://www.xn--jdische-gemeinden-22b.de/index.php/gemeinden/s-t/179...

and the Badatelna is here:

Http://www.badatelna.eu/fond/2098/reprodukce/?zaznamId=401585&reproId=583857

and here is detailed history:

Frantisek Teplý, The Jews in Schwihau, in: Yearbook of the Society for the History of the Jews in the Czechoslovak Republic 2/1930, pp. 120 - 184

Some individuals named Bloch or Block from Svihov went to St. Louis, Missouri, US early in the 1800's. The book Zion in the Valley by Ehrlich documents some of these people.

The database at Yad Vashem includes a limited number of people from or connected with Svihov. Here is the extract of the data:

Bicková, Marta 1908 Praha, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered

Kohn, Emil 1894 Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered

Krausova, Olga 1910 Trebivlice, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered

Wachtl, Rudolf 1887 Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered

Wachtl, Rudolf 1887 Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered

Wachtl Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered

Wachtl Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered

Weilova, Amalie 1905 Praha, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered

Kraus 1890 Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered

Kraus 1890 Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered

Kraus Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered

Kraus Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered

Sabat Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered

Sabat Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered

Sabat, Leo Leopold 1891 Svihov, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered

Stern, Frantisek 1903 Praha, Czechoslovakia‎ Page of Testimony Murdered

The database at www.chewra.com includes tombstone inscriptions for about 320 individual stones in the town cemetery of Svihov. Link is here:

http://www.chewra.com/keshetnew/kweb/location_tombs.aspx?lid=301&kid=0

The International Jewish Cemetery Project has a nice discussion of the town and the history relating to Jewish community, along with the Cemetery Project inspection and report from some years ago.

http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/czech-republic/svihov.html

Tours of Pilsen area for Jewish tourists include Svihov here:

http://www.jewish-route.eu/english/mesta/17_svihov/svihov.htm