The tomb built in 1916 is located in the Jewish cemetery in Brno. The white marble building was renovated in 2019. In the cemetery, where he has been buried since 1852, there are the graves of many other important personalities.

Only the founder of the industrial year, Josef Stiassni , the father of Alfréd, who had the famous functionalist villa built according to the design of Ernst Wiesner , is buried in the tomb, which is built as an eight-seater . The name of Josef’s wife, Friedrike, is written in memoriam on the tomb in a special shape – as Riki Stiassná . Riki could not leave with her family for health reasons and died in the Terezín concentration camp in 1942.

Josef and Nathan Stiassni founded the textile company Brüder Stiasni in Brno in 1968, which was later taken over by Josef’s three sons, Alfréd, Rudolf and Ernst. After the Second World War, their factory became the base for the spinning and weaving mills of Vlněna wool. Josef Stiassni died in 1916, most members of this Jewish family fled the Nazis to the United States at the beginning of World War II .

In the Jewish cemetery, where he has been buried since 1852, there are the graves of a number of important personalities – for example, the architect Otto Eisler, Ernst Wiesner, the wool merchant Heinrich Gomperz or the textile industrialists Löw-Beers and their related Tugendhats .

Operator

Tourist Information Center of the Jewish Community of Brno
Nezamyslova 395/27
615 00 Brno

  • Email:tic@jewishbrno.eu
  • WWW:www.jewishbrno.eu
  • GPS:49.191886 16.643625Region:South-Moravian region
    Region:Brno and surroundings
    City:Brno
    Tips for a trip:Brno and surroundings 

Duration

30 min 1 hour

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