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Jewish families from Dub, Bohemia, Czech Republic

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  • Irma Kohn (1897 - aft.1943)
    Marriage record: PRAHA 2720 O 1924 (i) (24/33) Testimony: Jrma Kohn was born in Czechoslovakia in 1895 to Dux. She was married. Prior to WWII she lived in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Jrma was murdered ...
  • Henriette / Tini Pick (1875 - aft.1942)
    Marriage record: PRAHA 2713 O 1917 (i) (15/30) Death record: Born 28. 10. 1875 Last residence before deportation: Prague VII Address/place of registration in the Protectorate: Prague VII, Sc...
  • Katharina Holub (1856 - d.)
    Birth record: 179 FÚ DUB (o. Prachatice) matrika narozených (1824-1863) (27/35)
  • Franziska Holub (1840 - d.)
  • Bertha Schwarzkopf (1854 - d.)
    Birth record: 179 FÚ DUB (o. Prachatice) matrika narozených (1824-1863) (25/35) Death record: Born 05. 11. 1854 Born name: Holub Last residence before deportation: Vídeň 1, Riemergasse 16/5 ...

This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Dub in Prachatice District in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. Dub u Prachatic and Dub u Vodnan. Dub is located in the Bohemia, Prachatice region at 49º07 14º01, about 10 km NNE of Prachatice and 18 km SSE of Strakonice. The cemetery is located 800 meters S of the chateau, in the forest. Present town population is under 1,000 with no Jews.

A Jewish history of the towns in Prachatice District: In the Prachatice district are three preserved Jewish cemeteries: Those in Čkyně and in Vlachovo Březí were repaired in 1980s and 1990s, the one in Dub still under repair. Also, 96 Jewish victims of the Nazis had a kosher burial in Volary.

Earliest known Jewish community in Dub was probably early 18th century, but recorded in 1724. 1930 Jewish population was 2. Peak Jewish population was in the first half of the 19th century with 18 families; after 1848 they moved to bigger towns. The independent congregation disbanded in 1906. The landmarked Jewish cemetery originated about 1706 with last known Conservative Jewish burial in 1940. The rural isolated hillside has no sign or marker. Reached from a public road through a forest, access is open to all via a broken masonry wall and no gate. The size of the cemetery before WWII and now is 0.132 ha.

100-500 gravestones, not all in original location with less than 25% toppled or broken, date from mid-18th-20th centuries. The cemetery is not divided into special sections. The marble, granite, limestone, and sandstone flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, flat stones with carved relief decoration, multi-stone monuments, or obelisks have Hebrew, German, and Czech inscriptions. Praha Jewish community owns the property now used as a Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent is a forest. Rarely, private visitors and local residents stop. It was vandalized between 1945 and 1982. In 1992, local non-Jewish residents and individuals/groups of non-Jewish origin re-erected stones and cleared vegetation. The cemetery is now occasionally cleared or cleaned by individuals. The serious security threat to the cemetery is its secluded spot. A moderate threat is vandalism. Vegetation overgrowth is a seasonal problem, preventing access. PhDr. Jan Podlesak (see above) and Jiri Fiedler, z"l (Brdickova 1916, 155 00 Praha 5; tel. 02/55-33-40) completed survey on August 3, 1992. Documentation: (1) Census records of 1724, 1849 and 1930; (2) cadastre of 1837 and 1854; (3) archives of PhDr J. Podlesak; (4) Jan Podlesak: "Zidovske hrbitovy na prachatickem okrese" in Vyber z praci clenu Historickeho klubu pri Jihoceskem Muzeum, 1984, No. 1); (5) Jan Herman: Jewish Cemeteries of Bohemia and Moravia, 1980; and (6) letter of Engineer Miroslav Vanek (regional connoisseur [sic]), 1983). PhDr. J. Podlesak and ing Milan Vlk, 373 83 Cakov 11visited site in July 1992. Credit:International Jewish Cemetery Project International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies. Accessed July 12, 2020.

On the Names Database on YedVashem are about 25 names of victims of the Holocaust from Dub. Among the names are Fantl, Ashpiz, Goldman, Furer, Stern and Fischer.

JewishGen Family Finder search for people interested in the town of Dub results in zero people. Dub is not listed in the JewishGen Communities Database. Several small Czech towns named Dub are listed in the JewishGen Gazetteer.

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Birth, Death, Marriage records for Dub are held under Prachatice. Citation style: Birth record: DUB (o. Prachatice) 359 N 1793-1839