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Jewish families from Tachov (Tachau), Bohemia, Czech Republic

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  • David Adler (1821 - 1905)
    David Adler and Sons Clothing Co. in Milwaukee. This grew to be one of the largest wholesale clothing houses in the United States.
  • Irma Kohn (1900 - aft.1943)
    Narození: Marriage record: PRAHA 2723 O 1927 (i) (16/24) DEath record: Born 20. 07. 1900 Address/place of registration in the Protectorate: Prague XI, Huttenova 14
  • Rudolf Adler (1897 - d.)
  • Richard Wolfner (1892 - aft.1942)
    Marriage record: PRAHA 2719 O 1923 (i) (24/32) Death:
  • Heinrich Wolfner (1865 - 1904)

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

Jewish settlement in Tachov is thought to date back to the 13th century, and documentation of its existence dates back to the 15th century. An old synagogue from the 16th century that had been rebuilt several times was destroyed by fire in 1911 and subsequently demolished. The new synagogue was constructed in 1911-1912 according to the design of architect Alfred Grotte. The synagogue was burned down on Kristallnacht, November 10, 1938 and the remaining walls were later pulled down.

Much recent work on the cemetery, museum and related history with photos is located here:

From Yad Vashem records there were 145 people with a connection to Tachov who were murdered in the Holocaust. The name Eckstein is quite frequently noted.

The nearby small village of Nove Sedliste also had a Jewish population. Geni has it's own Town Project for Nove Sedliste which see here:

Information from the International Jewish Cemetery project can be found here:

Informative post about additional records available on line. Posted from the Austria-Czech SIG on JewishGen:

Subject: Families from TACHOV/TACHAU From: Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 08:55:11 -0500 X-Message-Number: 1

While looking at information regarding the grave of the saintly Rabbi Nachum the scribe of Tachov, I spent some time reading the book Geschichte der Juden in Tachau by Josef Schoen (1927) which is available online. I saw that there is a familienregister, a register of local families in which the author painstakingly copies the names and dates of birth of the Jewish families of Tachau. This is an invaluable resource for anyone with origins in that historic community. A. Marmorstein