Humenne Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Slovakia
Region
Presov
District
Humenne
Settlement
Humenne
Site address
Humenne Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.943066, 21.933866
Perimeter length
574 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is well-maintained.
Number of existing gravestones
1000
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
2009, according to ESJF surveyors.
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Yes
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. According to a survey carried out under the International Jewish Cemetery Project, organised by the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, the oldest preserved tombstone is dated 1772. The ESJF were able to find tombstones on the site dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries.