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Kosice Orthodox New Jewish Cemetery

Perimeter map :
Kosice Orthodox New Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Slovakia
Region:
Kosice
District:
Košice
Settlement:
Košice
Site Address:
The Orthodox Jewish cemetery is located adjacent to the Neologist cemetery and to the Christian municipal cemetery on Rastislavova Street.
GPS coordinates:
48.692791, 21.255768
Perimeter length:
483 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
Type of the fence. The site is surrounded by a 2 metre tall brick wall.
General Site Condition:
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is still in use and as such is well-maintained. No restoration works took place on tombstones during the visit.
Number of existing gravestones:
Over 1,200
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1900
Date of Newest Tombstone:
1945
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Fence is not needed. Gate is needed.
Land Ownership:
Municipality/Property of local community
Preserved Construction on Site:
Beit-tahara and 6 ohel-like buildings.
Drone surveys:
Yes

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. It is not marked on an Austro-Hungarian map of the region from the 1880s. Given the oldest tombstone dates to 1900, the cemetery most likely existed since at least the late 19th century.