Horazdovice Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Czech republic
Plzeňský kraj
Site address
The cemetery can be found between Karla Nemce Street and Odbojářů Street, 1 kilometre north of the main square.
GPS coordinates
49.328722, 13.704087
Perimeter length
247 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is surrounded by a stone wall, reconstructed in December 2018 by ESJF.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
This is a fenced and well-maintained Jewish cemetery.
Number of existing gravestones
Approximately 420
Date of oldest tombstone
The cemetery was founded in 1815, after the closing of the old cemetery from 1619.
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

The majority of the tombstones are standing in well maintained. However, around two thirds of the perimeter fence was found to be damaged, partially collapsed, or missing. The lines marking the position of the original wall are visible as some foundations still remain. Several attempts have been made to repair the stone wall in the past few years, but the funding could never be raised. The original wall is constructed from small fragments of granite for around 89 metres of the perimeter, while the rest is constructed of burnt bricks.