Sedlec-Prčice

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Coordinates: 49°34′03″N 14°31′50″E / 49.56750°N 14.53056°E / 49.56750; 14.53056
Sedlec-Prčice
Town
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Flag
Coat of arms
Country Czech Republic
Region Central Bohemian
District Příbram
Commune Sedlčany
Elevation 407 m (1,335 ft)
Coordinates 49°34′03″N 14°31′50″E / 49.56750°N 14.53056°E / 49.56750; 14.53056
Area 64.11 km2 (24.75 sq mi)
Population 2,819 (2006)
Density 44 / km2 (114 / sq mi)
First mentioned 11th century
Mayor Marie Kovalová
Timezone CET (UTC+1)
 - summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 257 91
Location in the Czech Republic
Location in the Czech Republic
Wikimedia Commons: Sedlec-Prčice
Statistics: statnisprava.cz

Sedlec-Prčice is a town in the Czech Republic. The town is sixty kilometers south of Prague.

There is an old synagogue on the town square that now hosts a small factory that makes sporting equipment.[1]

Located in a field somewhere beyond the town is the old Jewish cemetery, founded in 1867.[1] There are still said to be a small number of gravestones hidden in the overgrowth. The cemetery is owned by the local Jewish community.[2]

With all the Jews gone, a centuries-old interdependent community slowly built up and enriched by diverse connections, perspectives and a wholeness and continuity between the physical and the spiritual is gone along with them. That was destroyed one September morning in 1942 when eight families, twenty-six Jews, were deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kuča, Karel (2004). Města a městečka v Čechách, na Moravě a ve Slezsku 6 (Pro-Sto) (in Czech). Prague: Libri. pp. 592–600. ISBN 80-7277-040-3. 
  2. ^ GemeindeView:Prcice, The Web Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities In Bohemia and Moravia, accessed April, 2009