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

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  • Elise Grünhut (1910 - 1942)
    ELISE GRÜNHUTOVÁ Born 24. 06. 1910 Last residence before deportation: Plzeň Address/place of registration in the Protectorate: Plzeň Transport R, no. 386 (18. 01...
  • Karl Grünhut (1875 - 1942)
    KAREL GRÜNHUT Born 17. 02. 1875 Last residence before deportation: Plzeň Address/place of registration in the Protectorate: Plzeň Transport R, no. 476 (18. 01. 1942, Pl...
  • Abraham Stern (deceased)
  • Rosa Löw (1911 - d.)
    Testimony: Rosa Loew nee Loebner was born in Hollezrieb, Czechoslovakia in 1911 to David and Berta. She was married to Hans. Prior to WWII she lived in Tachau, Czechoslovakia. During the war she was ...
  • Emanuel Adler (1781 - 1856)

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:

http://www.chaiworks.org/tachov.htm

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:

http://www.geni.com/projects/Jewish-Families-from-Nov%C3%A9-Sedli%C5%A1te-Neu-Zedlitsch-Bohemia-Czech-Republic/25297

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

http://www.iajgsjewishcemeteryproject.org/czech-republic/tachov.html