Jarmi Jewish Cemetery 2

Cemetery Information

Site address
The Jewish cemetery has been demolished and overbuilt by the municipal cemetery to the northwest of the settlement.
GPS coordinates
47.97302, 22.24201
Perimeter length
205 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Today the site is a part of the municipal cemetery, no traces of the Jewish cemetery remain, the site is today a Christian cemetery.
Number of existing gravestones
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
No, but in front of the cemetery there is a memorial with names of those killed in the holocaust.
Drone surveys

Historical overview

There were two Jewish cemeteries in Jármi. This cemetery was demolished and used for burials by the Christian cemetery. A Holocaust memorial was erected nearby.

The Jews who first settled in Jármi in the 18th century mostly were merchants. The synagogue was built in 1856. The settlement also had Chevra Kadisha (burial society) and charitable institutions. The community belonged to the Orthodox movement. In 1880, Jews constituted 169 of the total population of 690. By 1910, there were only 87 Jews left in the settlement. In World War I, of the 16 people from the village who died in the war, 16 were Jewish. In 1941, the Jews of the village were sent to forced labour and to the Ukrainian front. In 1944, the Orthodox community of Jármi had 52 members, including 10 of whom were taxpayers. In April 1944, the Jews of Jármi were sent to the Mátészalka Ghetto, where they were then deported to Auschwitz in May 1944. Only nine Jews from Jármi survived Auschwitz. They, however, did not re-settle in the village, choosing instead to emigrate.