Re: Translation of Video Narration from Czech #translation #austria-czech


I can help you because I am originaly from Prague. The video talks about the cemetery in Drmoul. The Jewish community dates back to 1655. It is near Marienbad = Mariánské Lazně and not far from  town Jáchymov which is famous of uranium mines (Mariánka). The communist used political prisoners to work in the mines. There are still the towers and buidings of the communist camp. The cemetery wasnt originaly in the wood. He says: the trees came near to the cemetery. There used to be abot 600 matzevot  - 23 rows with 30 matzevot. Today there are only 290. What didnt do troops of Henleins,  did the communists.He talks about the meaning of the name Drmoul. Is it from old- Czech trmal or German duerrmal? In the years 2000 to 2002 a group of German volunteers helped to restore the cemetery and now the near village Drmoul cares about it.
History of the Jewish community. The vilage Duerrmaul is mentioned in charts about  1366 - 1368. There was a farmhouse Herrenberg = Pansky vrch. And monastery Teplá. 
The oldest matzeva was from 1673 (before the cemetery was demaged).
1848 the Jews were allowed to settle down also in Marianske Lazne.
I hope it will help you!
Lea Hayek.

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