Kisleta Jewish Cemetery
The cemetery is located 900 metres down the dirt road at the end of Gelsi Street.
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
There is a concrete fence, about 2 metres high.
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery was fenced and graves were restored in 2019. Since then no maintenance is visible. The site is now overgrown.
Number of existing gravestones
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
1936. The cemetery is said to have been in operation from 1877-1952.
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Preserved construction on site
The Jewish cemetery of Kisléta is said to have been in use between 1877 and 1952. In the years 2017-2019, it was restored by the Heritage Foundation for Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries and rededicated on April 28, 2019. As part of the project, 15 tombstones were restored, and 4 cenotaphs were installed in the place of missing tombstones. Other original tombstones were also preserved. About 100 graves are said to be in the cemetery.
The origins of the Jewish community in Kisléta are unknown. In 1840 the community numbered 45 Jewish residents. There were 112 Jews living in Kisléta in 1880, 100 in 1910, 101 in 1920, 8 in 1930, and 53 in 1941. At the community’s peak in 1880, Jews accounted for close to 9% of the total population.