Židovský hrbitov

The Jewish Cemetery in Usov

The oldest preserved tombstones date from the 2nd half of the 17th century. There are about a thousand tombstones, including valuable examples of baroque and classicist types. The old Jewish cemetery was established after 1450 in the area north of the Usov castle. This cemetery was destroyed during the Thirty Years War. Around 1645 a new cemetery was founded near the ghetto. Graves of important figures and learned rabbis still attract well-informed visitors from our country and from abroad.

Jisrael ben Zelig (1878)

Rechil bat Å emuel (1845)

Å alom ben Josef Ha-levi (1806)

Photographs and inscriptions: Jaroslav Achab Haidler


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