Michalovce Jewish Cemetery in Hradok

Cemetery Information

Country
Slovakia
Region
Kosice
District
Michalovce
Settlement
Michalovce
Site address
Michalovce - Hradok Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.766838, 21.901740
Perimeter length
445 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 somewhat overgrown with seasonal vegetation.
Number of existing gravestones
1641
Date of oldest tombstone
1879 (the oldest tombstone found by ESJF)
Date of newest tombstone
2017
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Private
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The cemetery is marked on an Austro-Hungarian map of the region from 1866 and later, another from the 1880s. Most likely, it emerged in mid-19th century. “The first Jewish cemetery was in Straniany, opposite the Red Wood. Later Count Sztaray gave a Hradek hill for that purpose” (Yizkor Michalovce, p. 31).
The book of the Chevra Kadisha Society, which contains an extensive list of the individuals buried at the Jewish cemetery at Hrádek and also at Straniany, has been preserved to this day in Kosice.

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