Faces and Stories

Pacov Synagogue  ● Jewish Community

 

Hanuš Bader

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 (Czech only).

 

Karen Koblitz

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.

 

Věra Ledererová

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 (Czech only).

 

Jaroslav Lustig

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 (Czech only).

 

Leopold Pachner

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 (Czech only).

Nelly Prezmah

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 (Czech only).