Csenger Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
47, Ady Street.
GPS coordinates
47.83897, 22.67866
Perimeter length
376 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
There is a concrete fence, around 2m high, with two gates.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
This is a site in an outstandingly good condition with many facilities and electrical lighting. The majority of the gravestones are well-preserved; a few are reconstructed or completed with a new plaque. The Ohels may also be newly erected (tziyunim).
Number of existing gravestones
410 gravestones, as well as 22 foundations were found. There were also 3 gravestones in closed ohels and 6 in open ohels.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
There are 2 closed ohels, a beit tahara with an old coffin and a memorial of those murdered in 1944. There are several ohels/tziyunim for local communal leaders (av beit din) and their wives: Moshe b. Eliezer Spitz ha-Levi Yonatan Binyamin b. Moshe Aryeh Estreich, Asher Anshil b. Shmuel ha-Levi, Miriam Yetl, Meir Yehuda, Chaya Reizl and their daughter Shindl (three stones in one ohel) as well as others.
Drone surveys

Historical overview

The Jewish cemetery in Csenger existed as early as 1843, according to the date on the oldest preserved tombstone. The cemetery remained active until at least 1942. Apart from regular gravestones, the cemetery has a few ohalim for the communal leaders (such as rabbis) and their wives, and several cenotaphs commemorating Holocaust victims.