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Jewish families from Choustník (Chaustnik), Bohemia, Czech Republic

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  • Alexander Kohn (1848 - 1899)
    Birth record:Choustník (about. Tabor) 618 N 1843-1924 O 1844-1930 Z 1844-1930 image 8
  • Moritz Kohn (1850 - 1914)
    Birth record:Choustník (about. Tabor) 618 N 1843-1924 O 1844-1930 Z 1844-1930 image 9
  • Betti Kohn (1851 - 1876)
  • Berthold Kohn (1852 - 1904)
    Birth record:Choustník (about. Tabor) 618 N 1843-1924 O 1844-1930 Z 1844-1930 image 11
  • Regina Römer (1824 - 1905)

This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the village of Choustník (Chaustnik), Bohemia, Czech Republic

Choustník is a village and municipality (obec) in Tábor District in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic.

The municipality covers an area of 12.62 square kilometres (4.87 sq mi).

Choustník lies approximately 16 kilometres (10 mi) south-east of Tábor, 49 km (30 mi) north-east of České Budějovice, and 89 km (55 mi) south of Prague.

The highest point of the Pacov highlands is Choustník (680 metres above sea level) which is dominated by a castle named after the hill.

Choustník Castle with its 680 metres above sea level, dominates the Pacov Highlands, that rises south of Chýnov. This massive castle, named after the hill southeast of Tábor, was built in the mid-13th century, probably between 1262-1282, and today only ruins of walls and two towers have remained of it. It is a unique example of twin castles, with two separated residential palaces, in the Czech Republic, rare all over the world, and documents the early response of builders to the development of artillery in the Hussite times. The castle was owned by the Rožmberks from 1355 till 1597, when Petr Vok sold it; when it was an important strategic place and it became the so-called “gate of South Bohemia”. In the 15th century were built a new system of fortification with round gun-bastions were built there, and the castle stood the test of time, especially during the Hussite Wars. In fact it was never captured. It’s abandoned since 1614. When the weather is nice, it’s possible see the whole region and sometimes even catch a glimpse of the tops of Šumava or Brdy mountains from one of the towers, open to the public.