Lucenec Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Slovakia
Region
Banská Bystrica
District
Lučenec
Settlement
Lučenec
Site address
Lučenec Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.322943,19.672588
Perimeter length
166 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Unknown
General site condition
The cemetery is no longer in use. It is poorly maintained. There is dense vegetation on the site. However, a neighbouring woman sometimes trims the hedges.
Number of existing gravestones
179
Date of oldest tombstone
1895 (the earliest tombstone found by ESJF)
Date of newest tombstone
1929 (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
No
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

Given the oldest preserved tombstone is dated 1895 , it can be inferred the cemetery was already in use by the late 19th century. According to IAJGS, there were 100-500 tombstones from the 18th-20th centuries on the site in 2009.

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