Kosice Neologist Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Slovakia
Region
Kosice
District
Košice
Settlement
Košice
Site address
The Neologist Jewish cemetery is adjacent to the Christian cemetery on 87, Rastislavova Street.
GPS coordinates
48.692812, 21.260255
Perimeter length
400 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
The Jewish cemetery is surrounded by a 1.5 metre tall concrete fence. One side is protected by a concrete wall. A brick wall separates to the Neologist Jewish cemetery from the Orthodox Jewish cemetery to its west.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is still in use and as such is well-maintained. It is divided between the older section (on the left) and the newer (on the right). The older section is larger.
Number of existing gravestones
Over 3,800
Date of oldest tombstone
1889
Date of newest tombstone
2017
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. The cemetery cannot be found marked on an Austro-Hungarian map of the region from the 1880s. However, the oldest preserved tombstone dates to 1889. As such, it can be inferred the cemetery was founded no later than the late 19th century.

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