Hajduszovat Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
Access to the cemetery is via a dirt road leading from Árpád Fejedelem Street, on the right hand side of the retirement home.
GPS coordinates
47.3951803, 21.471714
Perimeter length
191 metres. The exact perimeter is invisible from the ground.
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
There is a 2.5m high concrete fence.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The Jewish cemetery is fenced, but there is no gate. The territory is a swamp. The cemetery is abandoned and neglected and the vegetation is so dense that it was impossible to survey. The fence does not provide protection. Litter was found at the site.
Number of existing gravestones
Clearing is needed to locate any 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

There were two Jewish сеmeteries in Hajdúszovát. The older cemetery was established as early as 1870, since it appears on the cadastral map of that year. The cemetery has been fenced, though no gravestones have been found. It presumably ceased its operations when the second cemetery was opened (as late as 1919).

In 1840, 61 Jews lived in Hajdúszovát. The synagogue was built in 1870 but has since been demolished. In 1880, Jews accounted for 131 people of the village’s total population (3,271). The Jewish population in the village never changed significantly over the following decades. There were 127 Jews in the village in 1910, 137 in 1920, 144 in 1930, and 141 in 1941.