Komoro Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
The Jewish section is in the municipal cemetery. On Ungvári Street. It is opposite.
GPS coordinates
48.304, 22.12122
Perimeter length
66 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
The Jewish section is not fenced, however it is separated from the Christian cemetery by a hedge.
Preservation condition
Jewish section
General site condition
The territory is very well preserved. The only remaining gravestone is located close to the hedge. At the pedestal of this gravestone some other broken stones have been piled. The territory is used as an auxiliary part of the Christian cemetery. Bike storage, a compost heap and bins are located here.
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
Drone surveys

Historical overview

The Jewish cemetery of Komoró was established as early as 1870, since it appears on the cadastral map of that year. The only tombstone preserved in the cemetery dates back to 1939. The cemetery is located within the territory of the local municipal cemetery, though it is separated into its own section.

Komoró is a settlement in the Kisvárda District of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county. There were 35 Jews in the village in 1836, and 25 Jews living in 6 households in 1848. In the subsequent decades, the Jewish population in the settlement reached its peak in 1870 when 88 Jews lived in the town, after which the Jewish population decreased. The population of the Jewish community in the subsequent decades was as follows: 54 in 1880; 43 in 1890; 40 in 1900; 34 in 1910; 9 in 1920; and 6 in 1930. By 1941, while Komoró’s total population was 1,082, only 8 Jews remained in the town. In mid-April 1944, the Jewish residents of Komoró were taken to the Kisvárda Ghetto, from where they were deported to Auschwitz. Only one person returned to the village after the war in 1949; he was the only Jew in the settlement.