Velke Trakany Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Slovakia
Region
Kosice
District
Trebišov
Settlement
Veľké Trakany
Site address
Veľké Trakany Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.381613, 22.088387
Perimeter length
191 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is no longer used for burials. However, the grass is mown.
Number of existing gravestones
80. Vandals destroyed many of the matzevot decades ago.
Date of oldest tombstone
1882 (the oldest found by ESJF)
Date of newest tombstone
1913 (the newest found by ESJF)
Urgency of erecting a fence
Low
Land ownership
Property of local community
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 1882, it can be inferred it was founded no later than the late 19th century. Moreover, it can be found marked on an Austro-Hungarian map of the region from the 1880s.

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