Gesztered Jewish Cemetery
5, Kállói Street.
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
According to the Mayor fencing is scheduled.
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
In the southern part of the cemetery there is a memorial park, with a memorial stone for holocaust victims and heroes of WW1, there are also 6 new marble gravestones without any inscription.
Number of existing gravestones
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Preserved construction on site
The Jewish cemetery of Geszteréd was in use as early as 1870, since it appears on the cadastral map of that year. The latest tombstone found in this cemetery dates to 1892, though the cemetery presumably remained active for some years after. There is a Holocaust memorial and a few symbolic gravestones in the cemetery, forming a memorial park.
In 1828, the Jewish community of Geszteréd had a population of 36, and reached its peak in 1851 when, according to census records, 95 Jews lived in the town. By 1941, only 40 Jews remained in the village. In the same year, young Jews were sent to do forced labour. During the spring of 1944, the community was deported to Auschwitz.