CURRENT CZECH NAME: Kbel
OTHER NAME: Kbell
LOCATION: Kbel is a village, with area of 923 ha, located 30 km south of Plzen and 12 km south of the town of Prestice. The current total population is 295, with no Jews. The village of Malinec (see specific entry) is presently administratively connected with Kbel.
HISTORY: There are some indications of the presence of Jews in the village of Kbel in the mid-18th Century, but the Jewish community likely was very limited, with larger numbers of Jews being settled in the neighbouring villages of Vlci and Malinec
RESIDENTS AND DESCENDANTS: Except the village of Malinec, few Jewish residents of Kbel itself have been identified; among them Herman BLEIER (b.1856 - d.1881 in Prestice) and his wife Amalie KLEIN (1855-1940).
SYNAGOGUE: There was no synagogue in Kbel.
CEMETERIES: Jews living in Kbel used the Jewish cemetery in Svihov (5 km SW).
CONTACTS: Town officials: Obecni urad Kbel, c.p. 3, 334 01 Kbel, p. Prestice.
SOURCES: Die Juden und Judengemeinden
Bohmens, Hugo Gold Ed (1934), pp 342-347; personal visit in April
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