Cegneydanyad Jewish Cemetery One

Cemetery Information

Site address
6, Kossuth Street.
GPS coordinates
47.9362, 22.54794
Perimeter length
112 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
It is a private garden belonging to one Patkó György (+36702241292). The tombstones are placed in the yard, not in their original places. Technically, the cemetery has been demolished and overbuilt, however the tombstones remain in the territory.
Number of existing gravestones
12 tombstones were preserved in the territory, though not in their original places.
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

There were two Jewish cemeteries in Cégénydányád, both of which appeared on the cadastral maps of 1896. The oldest tombstone found in the new cemetery dates to 1904, while the latest one dates to 1932. The cemetery was destroyed (probably during World War II), but several tombstones have been preserved by local residents.

Cégénydányád is a settlement in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county. In 1880, among the village’s population of 760, 61 were Jewish. In 1920, there were no more than 38 Jews living in Cégénydányád. By 1941, Jews accounted for 52 residents of the village’s total population of 1,017. According to information from April 1944, the Jewish community did have a communal fund and, as such, the repair costs of the synagogue were covered by donations. The members paid church tax to the community of Fehérgyarmat, which was 311 Pengő in 1943. Other members of the congregation who were poor did not pay taxes and received support from the community.

On May 31st, 1944, many Jews from the area boarded trains in Mátészalka and were sent to death camps, including the Jews of Cégénydányád. The synagogue in Cégénydányád was demolished.