Dr. HEINRICH FLESCH (1875 – 1942)
Rabbi, Historian, Genealogist
A noted historian and genealogist, Dr. Flesch was appointed Rabbi of the Moravian community Dolni Kounice (Kanitz) in 1894. Under the title "Die Familie Flesch" he published in 1914 a history of his family that traces back into the 16th century. He also published numerous articles (all in German) on the history of various Moravian communities. Important for genealogists, his specialty was his research into the origin of Jewish names. On this and other themes his articles appeared in:
He also contributed to the well-known book by Hugo Gold, "Die Juden und Judengemeinden Mahrens in Vergangenheit und Gegenwart."
The Jews in Dolni Kounice were deported to the Nazi death camps in 1942 and perished there.
by Henry Wellisch
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