Nova Bana Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Slovakia
Region
Banská Bystrica
District
Žarnovica
Settlement
Nová Baňa
Site address
Nová Baňa municipal Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.419265, 18.641796
Perimeter length
Perimeter can not be delineated.
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Demolished and overbuilt. The operating Christian cemetery and its neighboring buildings are situated on the cemetery site.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
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

The exact location of the Jewish cemetery is undefined. According to Yan Kovachek, a local historian, the Jewish cemetery was located adjacent to the municipal cemetery. The expedition team, working on local testimony, reported that the Jewish cemetery was located on the site which is now occupied by the municipal cemetery. It is not marked on old maps of the region. It was most likely demolished and built over.

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