Kolcse Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
The cemetery is located on road No.491 leaving Kölcse toward Fülesd.
GPS coordinates
48.04762, 22.70736
Perimeter length
162 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
There is a wire fence along the roadside. On the other sides there is a concrete fence. The fence is slightly damaged.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is in a good condition. The fence is slightly damaged. Originally the cemetery was bigger, however part of it was demolished during the construction of the road.
Number of existing gravestones
36 gravestones: 31 Intact and 5 broken.
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
Drone surveys

Historical overview

The Jewish cemetery of Kölcse was established as early as 1828 – the year which is marked on the oldest tombstone found in the cemetery. The latest tombstones found in the cemetery were erected in 1937. The cemetery is fenced.

According to census data, there were 18 Jews in Kölcse in 1840. By 1880, the Jewish population reached its peak, numbering 85 people, after which the population gradually decreased. There were 84 Jews in Kölcse in 1910, 66 in 1920, 47 in 1930, and 43 in 1941. In 1944, the Jews were deported to the Mátészalka Ghetto and then to Auschwitz. 27 Jews from Kölcse were murdered in the Holocaust.