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Jewish families from Pravonin (Prawonin), Bohemia, Czech Republic

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This project seeks to collect all of the Jewish families from the town of Pravonin (Prawonin) in Bohemia, Czech Republic


Earliest known Jewish community was probably 18th century. 1930 Jewish population was 9. Jews moved to big towns after 1848; independent Jewish congregation disbanded before 1920. The unlandmarked Jewish cemetery originated between 1735-1837. Ancestors of composer Gustav Mahler were buried here with last known Conservative Jewish burial in 1933. Chmelna, 4 km away, used site. The flat isolated rural (agricultural) site has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all via a broken masonry wall without gate.