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Chmel'ov Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Slovakia
Region:
Presov
District:
Chmel’ov
Settlement:
Chmel’ov
Site Address:
In the village of Chmel’ov, in the field behind building #141.
GPS coordinates:
49.067082, 21.438049
Perimeter length:
713 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No. Estimated location only.
Type and height of existing fence:
No fence
General Site Condition:
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. Some of the tombstones are falled down, some are standing; the cemetery is not fenced, then poultry (hens, turkeys) are walking on it, cars are parked on the edge of a possible territory of the cemetery.
Number of existing gravestones:
59
Urgency of erecting a fence:
High. The cemetery is unfenced and still contains preserved tombstones.
Traces of Vandalism:
Yes. Some of the tombstones have been knocked over or destroyed.
Land Ownership:
Municipality/Property of local community
Specific Threats:
Turkeys and hens walk around the cemetery, and cars park on an area which may be part of the site.
Drone surveys:
Yes

The cemetery already existed by the late 19th century, as the preserved tombstones date back to the end of the 19th century and the early 20th.