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Jewish families from Kynžvart (Königswart), Bohemia, Czech Republic

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  • Ignatz Isak Holzner (c.1810 - d.)
    Marriage HBMa949 Kynsperk nad Ohri marriage image 10
  • Salomon Zacharias Beck (deceased)
    Familiant: 98 HBF XI/III Loketský Lázně Kynžvart (P), Milíkov a Úbočí; folio: 113 image 70
  • Joachim Beck (1789 - d.)
    Familiant: 98 HBF XI/III Loketský Lázně Kynžvart (P), Milíkov a Úbočí; folio: 101 image 62
  • Moises Reichl (1771 - 1818)
    ÚBOČÍ 2217 N 1730-1840 image 3 Familiant: 98 HBF XI/III Loketský Lázně Kynžvart (P), Milíkov a Úbočí; folio: - 69 image 43 ÚBOČÍ 2220 Z 1783-1840 image 4
  • Juditha Reichl (deceased)

This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from Kynžvart (Königswart) in Bohemia, Czech Republic.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0012_0_11987.html

LAZNE KYNZVART (Czech Lázně Kynžvart; Ger. Bad Koenigswart), health resort in W. Bohemia, Czech Republic. Jews lived in Lazne Kynzvart as early as the beginning of the 14th century; the cemetery dates from 1405. In 1430, after the community had absorbed Jews expelled from *Cheb (Eger), it consisted of 180 families. The synagogue was renovated in 1608, according to tradition by Jesuits whom the Lazne Kynzvart Jews had helped to cross the frontier when they were being persecuted by the *Hussites during the Reformation period. In 1724 there were nine Jewish families in the town. From the end of the 17th century and for about 200 years afterward, Lazne Kynzvart was the seat of the district rabbinate. At the beginning of the 19th century the Jewish community was under the protection of Prince Metternich. The community rapidly dwindled toward the end of the 19th century and many settled in *Marienbad. In 1902 it numbered 51 persons, including those living in neighboring villages, and in 1933 only four families. The synagogue was desecrated in 1938, and the Nazis used the gravestones, placed face up, to pave the road. After World War II the Czechs removed them, using them to build a burial mound. The banking family of *Koenigswarter originated in Lazne Kynzvart.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

E. Bloch, in: ZGJT, 3 (1933), 35–39; M. Mandl, in: H. Gold (ed.), Die Juden und Judengemeinden Boehmens in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart (1934), 320–1.