Zvolen Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Slovakia
Region
Banská Bystrica
District
Zvolen
Settlement
Zvolen
Site address
Zvolen Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.570394, 19.117373
Perimeter length
334 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Unknown
General site condition
The cemetery is used as a park. Some locals take walks there. The site is also a memorial. There is a tunnel before the cemetery entrance, in which a recorded Jewish prayer is played for visitors. Moreover, there are numerous signs around the site bearing lists of those who were killed in the Holocaust.
Number of existing gravestones
110. Many of the stones fell down with the passage of time.
Date of oldest tombstone
1870 (the earliest tombstone found by ESJF)
Date of newest tombstone
1947 (the latest found by ESJF)
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

Given the oldest preserved tombstone is dated 1870 , it can be inferred the cemetery was already in use by the latter half of the 19th century.

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