Michalovce Jewish Cemetery in Hradok
56, Hviezdoslavova Street.
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is somewhat overgrown with seasonal vegetation.
Number of existing gravestones
Date of oldest tombstone
1879 (the oldest tombstone found by ESJF)
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Preserved construction on site
The cemetery is marked on an Austro-Hungarian map of the region from 1866 and later, another from the 1880s. Most likely, it emerged in mid-19th century. “The first Jewish cemetery was in Straniany, opposite the Red Wood. Later Count Sztaray gave a Hradek hill for that purpose” (Yizkor Michalovce, p. 31).
The book of the Chevra Kadisha Society, which contains an extensive list of the individuals buried at the Jewish cemetery at Hrádek and also at Straniany, has been preserved to this day in Kosice.