Beregdaroc Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
The cemetery is located behind Nos. 99 & 101 Szabadság Street. The cemetery is 150 metres south from the road.
GPS coordinates
48.19575, 22.53501
Perimeter length
94 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is mildly overgrown. It is separated from the municipal cemetery by a wooden gate.
Number of existing gravestones
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

The Jewish cemetery in Beregdaróc existed as early as 1855, according to the date on the earliest found tombstone in the cemetery. While the latest tombstone dates to 1924, the community is said to have existed until 1944.

Beregdaróc is a village in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county. In 1880, the total population of the village was 850, 56 of whom were Jewish. The Jewish population slowly declined and, by 1930, there were only 38 Jewish residents. By 1941 it had risen slightly to 48 Jewish residents, however this was still only 3.6% of the town’s population (1,334). There used to be a synagogue, where male members of the small community (between 30-100 people) gathered primarily for Shabbat services (Friday evening and Saturday morning prayers). The synagogue was on Szabadság Street and is now used as a home. Under the German occupation, the Jewish communities of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county were destroyed and deported. The final transport from the Beregszász Ghetto (where the Jews of Beregdaróc were confined) to Auschwitz departed on May 29, 1944. Around 40,000 Jews were transported from Beregszász during that month, including Jews from Beregdaróc and the surrounding areas.