The Jewish community here was small, but Jewish trademen contributed in the business and developement of the village. There were two matches manufactories in the 19th century here, these later dissapeared due to the manufacture in Susice.
The original Jewich chapel is now used as flats.
The first notes about the village come from the 13th century when it was a property of Doksans closter. After Hussitism the village became the church property. The village was privilaged as the town after the Hussits wars. There is the St. Announce of Maria church situated on the square. Originaly built in the gothic style but later rebuilded into the baroque style.
The original craft making returned to the town recently. The traditional Kolovec´s pottery is made here again.