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Here is some commentary on visiting FLOß, contributed by Floss descendant Eric S. Brown:
- View of town with surrounding landscape as enter town from west
- Town hall complex (1 block off main street).
- Town hall (interesting large
colored sign out front).
- Main counter in town hall has hardbound book for
sale about Floss (to celebrate 1050 anniversary of the town. Book has a
chapter on former Jewish community in Floss (chapter was written by present
- In council chamber in town hall (second floor American, first floor
German) is a wonderful large painting of Floss done by (Ludwig) David Bloch, a
Geman-Jewish artist, 1910-2002, born in Floss, who last lived just outside of NYC.
- Main street and shopping - not especially interesting (Ed note: best place to eat:
Goldener Loewe Hotel)
Relevant Jewish sites in Floss:
- Jewish cemetery, ca 1/4 mi outside town, on a hill, across from boarding
stable. The oldest graves are in Hebrew and badly worn. The newer graves
(mostly at the top of the hill) are in both German and Hebrew and are quite
readable. At some point in the past the graves were numbered, but many
numbers are no longer legible.
- Synagogue on the Judenberg
- Judenberg (Jewish hill) with homes that Jewish families lived in, with long
flight of steps leading down to town
Nearby interesting sights:
- Flossenburg - ancient ruins of fortress, site of former concentration camp
- Waldsassen - has border crossing into Czech Republic
- Weiden - had and still has a Jewish community. Some Jews left Floss to
settle in Weiden
Copyright © 2005 Kitty Munson Cooper
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