Merk Jewish Cemetery
The cemetery is located in front of the last house on Vasvári Street, behind the dam.
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
On 3 sides there is a concrete fence, around 2 meters high and on the other side there is a wire fence.
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is well kept.
Number of existing gravestones
Only one gravestones was found, however the survey team were not able to access the cemetery so more may be found.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
The Jewish cemetery of Mérk was presumably founded after 1892, since in does not appear on the cadastral maps prior to that date. The only found Jewish tombstone dates to 1939.
Nevertheless, Jews are reported to have lived in Mérk since the mid-19th century. By 1840 there were 40 Jews living in the town, and 90 Jews living there in 1941.