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Lot #    19525
Auction End Date    1/8/2008 10:39:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Preis-Courant von Mehlproducten
Author    [Only Ed.]
City    Kremsier
Publisher    Heinrich Gusek
Publication Date    1865
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   Single sheet of blue paper, 230:145 mm.light age staining.
Paragraph 1    The "current price" sheet of a flour mill owned by Josef Sebek In Klein-Prosenitz. The sheet, which was printed in 1864, has been filled in with the date of February 14, 1865, and with the notation of 5% provision, as well as prices totaling 29 florin.
   The small manufacturing city of Prostějov (called Prossnitz by the Germans) lies in southern Moravia, at 4928' 1707', approximately 20 kilometers southwest of Olomouc and 60 kilometers northeast of Brno. Prostějov's Jewish presence began during the late 15th Century, and until the lifting of marriage restrictions on the Jewish population in the mid-1800s had the second largest Jewish population in Moravia (about 30% of the total population). By 1900, some of the Jewish population in Prostějov had dispersed to other communities, and then totaled 1,680 people (7% of the total population). In 1930, the Jewish population was 1,442. In all, approximately 1,430 residents of Prostějov were killed by the Nazis, with over 1,200 of them Jewish. The current population of Prostějov is almost 50,000, and the city has few if any Jews. The old Jewish Quarter was almost entirely demolished in the early 1990s.

Two Jewish cemeteries exist in Prostějov, one founded in 1801 that is now unmarked and has no tombstones, and another founded in 1908 that contains at least 500 tombstones and has had some Jewish burials at least through the mid-1990s. Within the "new" cemetery is a memorial to the Jewish martyrs from Prostějov who were murdered by the Nazis.

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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Germany:    Checked
History:    Checked
Blue Paper:    Checked
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    German
Manuscript Type
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