CURRENT CZECH NAME: Horni
Ober Cerekive, Ober Zerekiv
map at right).....
Horni Cerekev was a large
village prior to 1800. In 1809 the town was largely destroyed by
Napoleon's forces. A small village exists there today.
NOTABLE RESIDENTS AND DESCENDANTS:
The submitter of this information
has identified several family names which derive from here: Schling, Meisel,
At sometime in the past there
was a significant jewish population, with a synagogue and Jewish schools,
as well as a residence for the area's Rabbi.
A torah scroll from the vanished Jewish community has survived and now rests in the Harrow and Wembley Progressive Synagogue in Harrow, a northwest suburb of London.
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