Zarnovica New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Banská Bystrica
Site address
Žarnovica new Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.479346, 18.711415
Perimeter length
228 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is situated in the woods on land belonging to the Roman Catholic church. There are a few paths leading through the cemetery to private houses. According to a worker from the local council, youth use the site to drink alcohol and use drugs. They contacted the Jewish community in Banska Bystrica to make a wall here but there have been no developments since. The local council are powerless in this situation as they do not own the land.
Number of existing gravestones
14. Most of the tombstones have been toppled by vandals. Some are located 30 metres from the site in a stream, or even on the other side of the stream.
Date of oldest tombstone
1892 (the only readable)
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

Given the oldest preserved tombstone is dated 1892 , it can be inferred the cemetery was already in use by thelate 19th century. It can also be found marked on an Austro-Hungarian map of the region from the 1880s.

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