Dr. Edvard Beneš Square
|Elevation||232 m (761 ft)|
|Area||33.96 km2 (13.11 sq mi)|
|Density||361 / km2 (935 / sq mi)|
|- summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Postal code||769 01|
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|Website: www.holesov.cz Information portal of Holesov|
Holešov (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɦolɛʃof]; Latin: Holesow, German: Holleschau, Hebrew: העלשויא) is a town in the Zlín Region, Czech Republic. The town is located on the western hillside of the Hostýn Hills - the westernmost part of the Carpathian Mountains.
Holešov is well known for its mannerist château with the garden complex.
Holešov was the birthplace of František Xaver Richter (1709-1789).
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Until 1918, HOLLESCHAU - HOLEŠOV (German name only until the end of the 19th century) was part of the Austrian monarchy (Austria side after the compromise of 1867), head of the district with the same name, one of the 34 Bezirkshauptmannschaften in Moravia.
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The town was inhabited by a large Jewish community from the first half of the 16th century until World War II, during which nearly the entire Jewish population was murdered. There is a very unusual Jewish synagogue of the "Polish" type including ornate iron work and paintings on ceilings and walls using floral and animal motifs. This "old synagogue", also known as the "Shakh" or "Šach" Synagogue was preserved because services had been moved to the "new synagogue" before World War II. The new synagogue was destroyed by the Nazis.
There is a monument including a fountain from a black sphere of stone with a Mogen David set in the pavement at the site of the destroyed "new synagogue", at one end of the town square. There is also a large Jewish cemetery, where the Baroque tomb of Rabbi Šach (Rabbi Sabbatai ha-Kohen) is a pilgrimage place for many foreign visitors.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Holešov is twinned with:
- "Holešov Industrial Zone (en)". Retrieved 2009-07-02.
- Die postalischen Abstempelungen auf den österreichischen Postwertzeichen-Ausgaben 1867, 1883 und 1890, Wilhelm KLEIN, 1967
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