Hronsky Benadik Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Slovakia
Region
Banská Bystrica
District
Žarnovica
Settlement
Hronský Beňadik
Site address
Hronský Beňadik Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.354038, 18.569181
Perimeter length
171 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Unknown
General site condition
The cemetery is situated in a wooded area. Vegetation is the biggest threat for this site. According to the village head, there was a storm 15 or 20 years ago, after which many trees fell down on matzevot . The fallen trees are still on the site.
Number of existing gravestones
40
Date of oldest tombstone
1889 (the earliest tombstone found by ESJF)
Date of newest tombstone
1930 (the latest tombstone found by ESJF)
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

Given the oldest preserved tombstone is dated 1889, it can be inferred the Jewish cemetery was already in use by the late 19th century. It can be found marked on an Austro-Hungarian map of the region from the 1880s.

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