Sirnik Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Slovakia
Region
Kosice
District
Michalovce
Settlement
Sirnik
Site address
Sirnik Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.51582, 21.80061
Perimeter length
276 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The cemetery site is severely overgrown.
Number of existing gravestones
5. The site is home to at least 5 matzevot, but clearance may reveal further tombstones.
Date of oldest tombstone
1924 (the only legible tombstone)
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Private
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. Given the oldest preserved tombstone dates to 1924, it can be inferred it was founded no later than the early 20th century. Moreover, it can be found marked on an Austro-Hungarian map of the region from the 1880s.

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