Lucenec New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Slovakia
Region
Banská Bystrica
District
Lučenec
Settlement
Lučenec
Site address
Lučenec new Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.321293, 19.669413
Perimeter length
600 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 consists of two parts. The front section contains no graves and resembles a park. The section behind the beit-tahara is used for burials. There are a number of tall trees on the site. The Jewish section is part of the municipal cemetery but is separated from the rest of the graves by a wall. It is still in use and well-maintained. The site contains a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.
Number of existing gravestones
Around 1000
Date of oldest tombstone
1873 (the earliest tombstone found by ESJF)
Date of newest tombstone
2017 (the latest tombstone found by ESJF)
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Beit-tahara
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

Given the oldest preserved tombstone is dated 1873 , it can be inferred the cemetery was already in use by the mid to late 19th century. According to IAJGS, there were 500-5,000 tombstones from the 19th-20th centuries on the site in 2009.

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