Bohemia: Ceske Budejovice (Budweis)
Ceské Budejovice, located in Southern Bohemia, is famous for its Renaissance and Baroque Buildings and for the biggest town square in the Czech Republic. The city also is know for its local beer: Budvar, also known as Budweiser, different from the American Budweiser. Hans Schwarzkopf, a distant cousin from Harry's mother's family, lived there with his family before World War II. All but Hans were deported to Prague and then to Terezin, Treblinka, and Auschwitz.



City Square
Harry and Sidney Benes (our guide)


Budweiser tasting room
This apartment building belonged to Hans Schwarzkopf's parents before it was confiscated in World War II


Budweiser tasting room
The building is pictured as a tourist location on www.virtourist.com.


Budweiser tasting room
Inside the former Schwarzkopf home.


Jewish Cemetery
The Jewish cemetery in Ceske Budejovice has survived, but upkeep is variable. We were fortunate to arrive on a day when brush was being cleared and the gate was unlocked.



Jewish Cemetery
View of cemetery


Jewish Cemetery
Stone of David Schwarzkopf, who died in 1974 at the age of 90. His relationship to the rest of the Schwarzkopf family is unclear.