Olcsva Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Hungary
Region
Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg
District
Vásárosnaményi
Settlement
Olcsva
Site address
The Jewish cemetery is located behind the municipal cemetery.
GPS coordinates
48.0766, 22.32833
Perimeter length
141 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The territory is overgrown and not taken care of.
Number of existing gravestones
13 gravestones: 10 intact & 3 broken.
Date of oldest tombstone
1890
Date of newest tombstone
1943
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Other
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

The Jewish cemetery of Olcsva was established as early as 1890, since the oldest tombstone found in the cemetery dates to that year. The cemetery remained in operation until at least 1943, the year in which the latest tombstone was erected. The cemetery has not been fenced.

Jews settled in Olcsva around 1840. In that year, 6 Jews lived in the village, later increasing to 96 by 1910. The Jewish population later declined and by 1941, merely 29 Jews remained in the village.