Bohemia, Moravia

 

The lands of the Bohemian crown (also referred to as Bohemian lands or Czech lands) comprised the geographic regions of Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia

(after 1742, only the part of Silesia that remained part of the Habsburg domains). After 1918, these territories constituted the westernmost regions of

Czechoslovakia; since 1993, they have formed the Czech Republic.

One cannot locate with certainty the earliest Jewish settlement in Bohemia and Moravia. The Iberian Jewish traveler Ibrāhīm ibn Ya‘qūb of Tortosa visited

Bohemia in 965 or 966 and mentions Jewish merchants in his descriptions of Prague.

With regard to Prague, the capital of Bohemia, the best guess is that the oldest Jewish settlements were to be found in the Lesser Town (Malá Strana;

Ger., Kleinseite); it appears that Jews did not establish themselves in what later would become known as the Jewish Town, or “ghetto” just north of the Old

Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí; Ger., Altstädter Ring) until after 1142—following the destruction, by fire or riot, of the Malá Strana community—and

possibly not until the thirteenth century.

Full article at the YIVO Encyclopedia

 

See also: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/bohemia

 

Regni Bohemiae, Ductatus Silesiae, Marchionatus, et Lusatiae  (1710) J.B. Homann

 

A map of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia.

 

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Karte von dem Koenigreich Boeheim  (1798) J. Walch

 

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Charte vom Konigreich Boheim (1804) F.L. Gussefeld

 

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Karte des Konigreiches Boehmen (1843) F. Raffelsperger

 

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Kralovstvi_Ceske  (1877) J.E. Wagner

 

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General-Post & Strassen-Karte des Konigreichs Boehmen (1889) Artaria & Co.            

         

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General-Karte der Markgrafschaft Mahren und der Herzogthum's Schlesien (1861) A. Sommer

 

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