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Jewish cemetery

The Jewish cemetery is located on the outskirts of the town, about 2 km from the center near the village of Velká Hleďsebe. From the Villa Gloria you can quickly get to the cemetery by car or public transport. The cemetery is surrounded by a brick wall with an entrance gate on the west side. Building of the cemetery dates back to 1875, in the same year the Jewish community was officially approved here. In 1938, most gravestones were damaged and the ceremonial hall was demolished. However, after the war, the cemetery was repaired and tombstones from other abolished Jewish cemeteries were brought there. In this cemetery, important figures are buried such as Enoch Heinrich Kisch (founder of the Balneology Research Institute), philosopher and journalist Theodor Lessig (killed in an assassination organized by the Nazis directly at Marian Spa in Villa Edelweis) and Salomon Kalischer (Chairman of the Union of German Jewish Communities) . The cemetery is open daily from 9am to 5pm, in winter only until 4pm.

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