Laskod Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
No. 2-4 Lenin Street.
GPS coordinates
48.051905, 22.045556
Perimeter length
93 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
Fenced by ESJF and MAZSIHISZ in May 2023.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
This is a fenced and well-maintained Jewish cemetery. The Jewish cemetery occupies at plain area of land in front of the municipal cemetery. The grass is mown.
Number of existing gravestones
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

While the Jewish cemetery of Laskod is not marked on the cadastral map of 1870, the earliest tombstone found in this cemetery dates to 1853. The cemetery was in use until at least 1921, which is the date marked on the latest tombstone found in the cemetery.

There were 29 Jews in the village in 1848, 43 in 1880, 38 in 1910, 43 in 1920, 58 in 1930, and 23 in 1941. The Orthodox community of Laskod only had a synagogue and a cemetery. Relationships between the Jewish and non-Jewish residents were good. For instance, the judge of Laskod towards the end of World War I was a Jew. In 1920, the village came under Romanian occupation and the Jews suffered from robberies and other atrocities. In 1941, young Jewish men were taken into forced labour service. The rest of Laskod’s Jews were taken to the Kisvárda Ghetto in 1944, from where they were deported to Auschwitz. Only a few people returned after the war. In 1949, there were four Jews in the village, but by 1963 none remained in the settlement.