Monthly Archives: June 2016

Albert (Abraham) Kornitzer (found in Prostějov)

The surname on the gravestone reads Kurnitzer, which may be due to transcription from Hebrew. Albert died 15 October 1865, aged 58. He had been born at Jevíčko, as was written on his gravestone. His wife Peppi died 22 January … Continue reading

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Moses Lewin (found in Prostějov)

Moses died 7 December 1849, aged 34. His gravestone was used to pave a yard. He left his wife Rösi and four children. The transcript text from his original gravestone relates the family tragedy. …A YOUND MAN, DEAR AND GOOD, … Continue reading

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Josefa Selinger (found in Prostějov)

Josefa was born 11 April 1909 in the house no. 29 of the Jewish quarter in Prostějov to her parents Elkan and Johandl Waitzenkorn. Her gravestone was used to pave a yard. Josefa married Aloys (Aron) Selinger (b. 1803-10-31) 6 … Continue reading

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Gershon Reichman (found at Žešov)

This gravestone, used for cladding of a cellar, could be identified as belonging to Gershon Reichmann, who died 28 April 1878, aged 56. The funeral fraternity did not copy the full inscription but we can learn from we have that … Continue reading

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Adolfine Reiner (found at Sněhotice)

The gravestone of infant Adolfine (29 July 1865 to 10 August 1866) has been preserved in its original form. It got to the garden of a house at Sněhotice, where the current owners kept it, not knowing its origin. Adolfine … Continue reading

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Juli (Jitl) Rosenthal (found at Žešov)

This gravestone is the most valuable find so far. It was used as a step to a chicken shag, and has been preserved unharmed thanks to this fact. Legislation discriminating against Jews applied in Moravia from 1726 till 1848, which … Continue reading

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Nanni (Nechama) Stumm (found at Žešov)

Nanni died 1 September 1853, aged 68. She was the wife of Gabriel Stumm. The inscription on the gravestone praised the beauty of her face and the sincerity of her heart, as well as the memory of her good feats.

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Anna (Chana) Fleischer (found at Seloutky)

Úlomek náhrobku - Anna Fleischerová

The find of fragments of the gravestone of Anna Fleischer (née Hirsch), who died 19 July 1854, aged 72, was the first discovery of the campaign that helped to unveil the secrets of which no documents have been preserved in … Continue reading

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Kathi (Chume) Hamburger (found at Žešov)

Katharine was born 14 January 1824 as the eighth of the 12 children of Moses and Josefa (née Schreiber) Hamburger. Her gravestone was used to burrow a cellar. Moses Hamburger traded in grain; he had a warehouse in Olomouc. Katharine … Continue reading

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Cheika Kohn (found at Seloutky)

Cheika Kohnová - úlomek

Cheika’s (d. 25 April 1888, aged 78) gravestone could be identified thanks to her unusual name. The inscription reads that she was a virtuous and fair woman. Her husband’s name was Shlomo. Her gravestone was used for farm outbuildings.

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