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Jewish families from Písek, Bohemia, Czech Republic

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  • Leo Zuckermann, Dr. jur (1881 - c.1942)
    cf. Death notice of father-in-law, Wilhelm FISCHER in Prager Tagblatt, 7th. June 1922. And then ... Central DB of Shoah Victims' Names - Record Details - Leo ZUCKERMANN Dr. Leo Zuckerman was born...
  • Kamila Ehrmann (deceased)
    Arrived in the United States in 1940 along with her husband. Settled in Chicago.
  • Abraham Kohn (1807 - 1848)
    Listed as a Rabbi in the Steinheim Institute list of Rabbi. Born in a section of Pisek. Described as being murdered in 1848.
  • Ottilie Fischer (1880 - 1942)
    Deported from Prague on October 21, 1941 to Lodz. Death date September 1, 1942. Yad Vashem #4837463. Yad Vashem also lists her as #7092711 name found on a card file from the RELICO organization. Miss...
  • Jacob Fantl (1843 - 1911)

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",[citation needed] 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:

This link is to a live video camera focused on the town square:

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.