Kosice Orthodox Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Slovakia
Region
Kosice
District
Košice
Settlement
Košice
Site address
Kosice Orthodox Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.692791, 21.255768
Perimeter length
483 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 still in use and as such is well-maintained. No restoration works took place on tombstones during the visit.
Number of existing gravestones
Over 1,200
Date of oldest tombstone
1900 (the oldest found by ESJF).
Date of newest tombstone
1945
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Beit-tahara and 6 ohel-like buildings.
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. It is not marked on an Austro-Hungarian map of the region from the 1880s. Given the oldest tombstone dates to 1900, the cemetery most likely existed since at least the late 19th century.

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