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

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  • Irma Porges (1892 - 1943)
  • HBMa958 Lazne Kynzvart Birth 24 Apr 1863 Julius Eisner image 27
    Julius Eisner (1863 - 1915)
    Birth record: LÁZNĚ KYNŽVART (o. Cheb), book 958, N 1839-1895, reproduction 27 (out of 38) 2nd Marriage record: PRAHA 2708 O 1912 (i) (11/71) Death record: KARLOVY VARY (o. Karlovy Vary), book 765,...
  • Valerie Lederer (1884 - 1943)
    Marriage record: PRAHA 2706 O 1910 (i) (18/65) (Appears wrongly as Franziska Klein) Death record: Born 15. 08. 1884 Last residence before deportation: Jindřichův Hradec Transport Aw, no. 3...
  • Babette Fischl / Fischel (1850 - d.)
    Birth record: LÁZNĚ KYNŽVART (o. Cheb) 962 N 1841-1866 O 1840-1865 Z 1840-1866 (19/54)
  • Aurelia Fischl / Fischel (1848 - d.)
    Birth record: LÁZNĚ KYNŽVART (o. Cheb) 962 N 1841-1866 O 1840-1865 Z 1840-1866 (18/54)

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

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.


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.