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The Oldest Tombstones in the Jewish Cemetery of Tovačov (Tobitschau)
The Oldest Tombstones in the Jewish Cemetery of Tovačov (Tobitschau)

Author(s): Miroslav Marada
Subject(s): Jewish studies
Published by: Zidovské muzeum v Praze

Summary/Abstract: The Jewish Cemetery of Tovačov (Tobitschau) is one of the few Moravian Jewish burial sites in which tombstones from the period before the Thirty Years War have been preserved. Its historical value as a monument is enhanced by the fact that the old Jewish cemeteries in the surrounding towns of Přerov (Prerau), Prostějov (Prossnitz, Prostitz), Lipník nad Bečvou (Leipnik) and Kroměříž (Kremsier) disappeared without trace and that only a few tombstones with legible inscriptions dating from before 1800 have been preserved in the cemetery of the neighbouring town of Kojetín (Kojetein, Goitein).

  • Issue Year: XL/2004
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 125-141
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: English