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The descendants of the Deutsch family, who became known for their liqueur and vinegar distillery business back in 1938, visited their family’s former distillery on Pekařská Street today. The current name of the Deutsch family’s former business is “The Distillery – Social Reactor” -multifunctional community venue. Photo credit: Katerina Xagorari.

Brno, Aug 24 (BD) – The Deutsch family had a distillery and vinegar factory on Pekařská Street 78 in Brno (map) in the interwar period. In 1937, Otto Deutsch built his own house, based on the project of architect Max Tintner, on the new street of Jan Máša (today Mášova street), where he moved with his wife Berthe in 1938.

The family gave a gift to the current owners of The Distillery. Photo credit: Katerina Xagorari.

During the Nazi occupation the family’s possessions were confiscated. The Nazis took their factory on Pekařská Street and the house on Mášova Street. In 1942 the couple was deported to Terezín and then to Warsaw, where they both died in April 1942.

Photo credit: Katerina Xagorari.

According to the Encyclopedia of Brno, the business and its assets were gradually returned to the family after the war. After the communist government takeover in February 1948, the family business was nationalized and its management was handed over to a state firm Rájecké závody lihovarské, n.p. Rájec nad Svitavou.

Photo credit: Katerina Xagorari.

The descendants of the Deutsch family, who are currently living in Brazil, visited Brno for the first time today. They went to see the former family distillery on 78 Pekařská Street and the house at 24 Mášova Street. The memorial “stones of the disappeared” (Stolpersteine) of Otto and Berthe Deutsch are placed in front of the house.

Photo credit: Katerina Xagorari.

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