Who knows whose ashes they were The life story of one of the few Holocaust survivors from Pacov who went through the Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps as well as Schwarzheide labour camp.
Jewish communities all over the world are honored to have Torah scrolls from Pacov American artist and teacher Karen Koblitz talks about exploring her Czech roots and about the life of Jewish immigrants to America. Read the rest of the interview here.
The woman who escaped the death march to Bergen-Belsen The story of Věra Ledererová who survived deportation to concentration and labour camps and hid in Košetice near Pacov after escaping from Germany.
The only surviving member of the family You can read the story of Lukavec-born Jaroslav Lustig, whose wife and son died in the Theresienstadt family camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau, here.
All his friends kept coming up to greet him The story of Pacov native and Holocaust survivor Leopold Pachner according to his granddaughter Zuzana Lehner and the stories told by her mother Františka Adamová.
He taught well, enjoyed teaching, and kept teaching even in retirement Ms Věra Chudáčková recalls her father, the high-school professor, educationist, translator, and Holocaust survivor Hugo Jokl.
We got on really well with everyone Nelly Prezmah née Guttmannová (90) recalls her childhood in Pacov before World War II, the transportation of local Jewish residents to concentration camps, and her return to Czechoslovakia after the war. Read the rest of the interview here.
and the others
Fragments of lives of the Pacov Jews who died during the Holocaust. Partial portraits and mentions as found in documents and told by witnesses.
More Stories of the Pacov Jewish Community
Local historian Jan Zoubek wrote an informative article in 1934 with colourful anecdotes about the local community: History of the Jews in Pacov.