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Statut der israelitischen Cultusgemeinde in Saaz
[Community - Only Ed.]
This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Only edition. , 38,  pp. 214:144 mm., nice crisp margins, light age staining. A very good copy bound in the original wrappers.
Statutes of the Jewish community organization in Saaz, town in N.W. Bohemia, Czech Republic (known as Zatec in Czech). Jews settled in Zatec before 1350. The burghers of Zatec sought to expel them in the early 16th century, but the king did not consent. However, after the publication of the Bohemian expulsion decree of 1541, the burghers attacked the Jews and drove them out of town. Jews did not return until the second half of the 19th century; two Jewish families lived in Zatec in 1852. A cemetery was opened in 1869 and a synagogue built in 1872. The Jews were mainly engaged in the trade and export of hops, an economic activity of national importance. In 1921 the Jewish population numbered 1,082, but by 1930 their number had declined to 760 (4.2% of the total population). The community was destroyed during the Holocaust. In the 1960s the cemetery was still in existence.
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