I have a document issued during 1940's by German authorities which shows my great-grandfather's place of birth. I am trying to determine where the place is. The town or city in either Germany or the Czech Republic (formerly in the Austrio-Hungarian Empire) called "Auscher" or "Anscher". I don't speak German and I couldn't find any such city. Does the name look familiar to anybody?

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This seems to say "Auscha," which is indeed the German name of a town known in Czech as Úštěk.

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    yes this is Úštěk which is a bit of a mouthful to pronounce. These communities were mixed.
    – user14356
    Dec 26, 2021 at 20:54

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