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Jewish families from Podbořanský Rohozec (Deutsch Rust), Louny district, Bohemia, Czech Republic

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  • Abraham Grünbaum (1854 - d.)
  • Bertha Löwi / Löwy (1879 - d.)
    Birth record: PODBOŘANSKÝ ROHOZEC (o. Louny) 1582 N 1857-1895 (41/78)
  • Wilhelm Löwy (1887 - d.)
    Birth record: PODBOŘANSKÝ ROHOZEC (o. Louny) 1582 N 1857-1895 (58/78) Marriage record: BÍLINA (o. Teplice) 81 O 1896-1919, 1930 (5/7) Death record: Born 16. 12. 1887 Last residence be...
  • Theresia Hirsch (1843 - 1901)
    Birth record: PODBOŘANSKÝ ROHOZEC 1581 N 1840-1857 (17/100)
  • Tova Margarete Tichauer (1923 - 1996)

This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the Podbořanský Rohozec (Deutsch Rust or Teutschenrust) in Bohemia, Czech Republic.


Earliest known Jewish community was probably mid-18th century. 1930 Jewish population was 13. In 1864, the community numbered 290 people (50% of total population). Jews moved to big towns in second half of 19th century. In 1935, major Jewish creditor murdered here was the last Conservative or Progressive/Reform funeral at this landmarked cemetery established in 1860. This was the birthplace of traveller Eduard Glaser (1855-1908). Between fields and woods, the isolated hillside by water has no sign or marker. Reached by crossing private property, access is pen to all with a slightly damanged continuous masonry wall and non-locking gate. The pre- and post-WWII size of cemetery is about 1493 sq. m.

20-100 stones date from second half of 19th-20th century. The granite and sandstone flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, flat stones with carved relief decoration, double tombstones or multi-stone monuments have Hebrew and German inscriptions. Some tombstones have portraits on stones. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. Within the limits of the site is a pre-burial house. Usti nad Labem Jewish community owns the Jewish cemetery. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Rarely, private visitors and local residents stop. Vandalism occurred during World War II, occasionally 1945-1991. Work was done by Israeli descendants of Zentner family who clean occasionally around their family grave and elsewhere too. Maintenace was very seldom. Moderate threat: weather erosion and vegetation. Slight threat: uncontrolled access, pollution, vandalism and existing nearby development.