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Jewish families from Prčice, Bohemia, Czech Republic

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This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Prčice in Bohemia, Czech Republic

LOCATION: Prcice is located in Bohemia, Benesov, Czech Republic. The town is located at 49.35 longitude and 14.33 latitude. Prcice is 21 km NNW of Tabor, 40km ESE of Pribram. (see Map by Mapquest)

HISTORY: The earliest known Jewish community in this town was most likely from the second half of 17th century. The Jewish population in 1930 was 23 people in Prcice and 23 in Sedlec. The present town population is 570 inhabitants, with probably none Jews.

CEMETERIES: (US Comm. no. CZCE000259)

      The Jewish cemetery is located at 1.5 km N. of town.  The cemetery was established before 1725. The Jewish community that used this cemetery was probably Conservative. Strezimir, 6 km away, also used this cemetery. 
      The cemetery location is rural (agricultural), on a hillside but on flat land with a slight slope, isolated and marked by no sign or marker.  It is reached by turning directly off a public road.  It is open to all.  The cemetery is surrounded by a continuous masonry wall.  There is a gate that does not lock. 
      The approximate size of cemetery before WWII and now is 0.174 hectares.  The cemetery has tombstones and memorial markers made of granite and sandstone. There are 20 to 100 stones, with legible stones datable from 1782 to the 20th century. The cemetery contains tombstones that are flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones and multi-stone monuments. The cemetery has tombstones with iron decorations or lettering and metal fences around graves. Inscriptions on tombstones are in Hebrew, German and Czech. The cemetery contains no known mass graves. The last known Jewish burial was Mr. Moric Klein, who died in 1942 (79 years). 


Record books


  • 1688 N 1841-1858
  • 1689 N 1858-1862
  • 1690 O (bez zápisu) 1690
  • 1691 Z 1855-1865
  • 1692 N 1869-1910, 1912-1918, 1920-1926, 1936, 1939-1943 O 1869-1876, 1878, 1879, 1882, 1886, 1887, 1892-1900, 1906, 1909, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1926, 1928, 1942, 1943 Z 1870-1880, 1882-1904, 1906-1928, 1933, 1936, 1937,1939, 1942-1944 [] SEDLEC - PRČICE (Sedletz bei Pertschitz, o. Benešov)
  • 681 O (marriages) 1842 - 1850; N (births) 1843-1858; Z (deaths) 1842, 1854, 1864