LOBOSITZ (Lovosice)


a town about about 5 km southwest of Leitmeritz (Litoměřice) in Litoměřice District, Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic



Jewish History

According to oral tradition, Jews settled in Lobositz around 1540 after being expelled from neighboring Leitmeritz (the town with the earliest mention of Jews in Bohemia (in 1057) other than Prague).  A register from 1702 lists the following Jews in Lobositz:

1. Joachim Salamon
2. Eyserich Salomon
3. David Salomon
4. Sara Schmulin Wittib
5. Noe Hörschel
6. David Moyses
7. Bendix Salomon
8. Jacob Veit
9. Simon Joseph
10. Die Juden Schuel
Time Period Region
Before 1806 Holy Roman Empire
1806 - 1867 Austrian Empire
1867 - 1918 Austro-Hungarian Empire
1918 - 1938 Czechoslovakia
1938 - 1945 Nazi Germany
1945 - 1992 Czechoslovakia
1993 - Present Czech Republic

Year Jewish Population Total  Population
1724 17 families
1800 25 families
1849 85


Research Notes

1  Gold, Hugo. Die Juden und Judengemeinden Böhmens in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart I. "Geschichte Der Juden in Lobositz". Brünn: Jüdischer Buch- und Kunstverlag, 1934.
2  Encyclopedia Judaica - Litomerice
3  Geschichte der jüdischen Gemeinden im deutschen Sprachraum: Lobositz (translation)
4  JewishGen community page: Lobositz