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Jewish families from or connected to Zahrádka, Trebic District, Vysocina Region Czech Republic

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  • Emanuel Zelenka (deceased)
  • Franziska Teller (deceased)
  • Abraham Teller (deceased)
  • Josef Teller (1827 - d.)
    Marriage Babčice, o. Tábor O 1845-1861 (i) (inv. č. 4 - kn - 4) image 26/54
  • Theresia Straka (1859 - 1927)
    Marriage record MLADA VOŽICE 1279/30 Marriage: MLADÁ VOŽICE (o. Tábor) 1279 O 1869-1940 (i), 1942-1944 image 30/95 Birth: HBMa 2 BABČICE (o. Tábor) N 1835-1864 (i) Fol. 113-114 image 59/93

Zahrádka was once a market town in the Trebic District of the Vyscoina Region of the Czech Republic. It lies 11 miles east of the town of Trebic.

Much more information in the German Wikipedia entry:

Zahrádka – Wikipedia

Selected highlights:


12 kilometres NW of Humpolec on the right bank of the Zelvicka river.

circa 1219
First mention. Ownership of this area changed hands several times during later years.

Ferdinand I awarded town & market rights. The official name became "Trhóva Zahrádka".

Became independant market town

21 Feb 1850
A great fire destroyed most of the town and, in addition, as a local railroad under construction was not prolonged to Zahrádka, many people whose livelihoods depended on manufacturing and trade sought a new start in either Prague and Vienna or even America.

1858, 1862, 1879

A new road network was constructed to neighbouring towns.


The name was changed to simply Zahrádka.

post WWII

Market rights weren't renewed so the town was demoted to a village.


Following a decision to build the Svihov dam which would flood the river valley at that point, Zahrádka was almost totally covered by the finally created reservoir. Only a couple of monuments from the original market square - e.g. the St. Vitus church - remain to be seen on the right bank location at Horni Paseka.

Also cf. 1843 information from the following source:

Das Königreich Böhmen: bd. Caslauer kris. 1843 - Johann Gottfried Sommer, Franz Xaver Maximilian Zippe - Google Books

Specifies that only 4 Jewish families are resident there at that time and mentions market town status, main means of employment as farming and trade etc.

Detailed history - only in Czech:

ZAHRÁDKA kronika

And also ...

Po osmi stech letech se uzavrela historie jednoho mestecka

Historical postcards viewable:

Mesta, obce, osady, samoty a objekty zaniklé nebo cástecne zaniklé (dobové pohlednice, historie, vojenské mapy, místopis)

N.B. also cf.

NEVEKLOV: Benesov, Bohemia [Neweklau , Neveklau] | czech-republic- - International Jewish Cemetery Project

Jewish cemetery of Neveklov (Newelkau - German, aka Neveklau), near Benesov, was apparently used by the Zadhráka community in the 18th. century.

What other cemeteries in the surrounding area were used not yet known ...