Rimavska Sobota Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Slovakia
Region
Banská Bystrica
District
Rimavská Sobota
Settlement
Rimavská Sobota
Site address
Rimavská Sobota Old Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.388038, 20.026758
Perimeter length
388 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over. The site is used as a public park.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The cemetery is marked on an Austro-Hungarian map of the region from the 1880s. According to Pinkas Kehilot Slovakia, a hevra kadisha was formed in 1853 and the local authority prohibited the establishment of a Jewish cemetery. However, they later converted the land into their own graveyard. Old maps of the region confirm the existence of two old cemeteries situated close to one another on the site.

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