This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Písek in Bohemia, Czech Republic.
Písek is colloquially called "The Athens of the South", even though Athens is located much further south, because it has many high schools and schools of higher education, e.g. the Film School in Písek. Up to the last decades of 19th century Písek was a centre of the large autonomous Prácheň Region (also Prácheňský kraj) (today's Prachatice, Písek and Strakonice Districts and parts of Příbram, Klatovy, České Budějovice and Plzeň-South Districts). Písek is easily accessible by the I/4 and I/20 roads from Prague (parts of the I/4 toward Prague form the R4 expressway), the I/20 road from České Budějovice, the I/29 from Tábor and the I/20 from Plzeň. The I/20 forms a west-south bypass of the city (from Prague to České Budějovice) and the I/29 forms an eastern bypass, joining the I/20 at the south. Písek railway station lies on the Zdice–Protivín and Tábor–Ražice rail lines. It is connected to central and western Bohemia in one direction and southern Bohemia and Šumava in the other. The main Plzeň-České Budějovice line also passes a short distance south.
The International Jewish Cemetery Project web page for Pisek is here: http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/czech-republic/pisek.html
This link is to a live video camera focused on the town square: http://www.a-com.cz/kamera
Yad Vashem records state that around 200 people with a connection to Pisek perished in the Holocaust.
Jewish Gen Family Finder lists 17 Researchers interested in individuals from Pisek.