Nagyhalasz Jewish Cemetery Two

Cemetery Information

Site address
The cemetery is located behind Arany János Street, however the site is not approachable.
GPS coordinates
48.11786, 21.76643
Perimeter length
182 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
The fence at the cemetery is present.
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
The territory is fenced, but was not approachable from the houses nearby. The site is likely to have been demolished, but additional surveying is needed.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

There were two Jewish cemeteries in Nagyhalász. This cemetery was established as early as 1870, since it appears on the cadastral map of that year. The current state of the cemetery is unknown.

75 Jews lived in the village of Nagyhalász in 1848. The Jewish population increased over course of the subsequent decades, numbering as follows: 178 in 1890, 298 in 1910, 268 in 1920, and 312 in 1930. In 1941, 266 Jewish people lived in the settlement, 17 of whom were classified as practicing Jews. The organized Jewish community was active by 1881. The community had a Chevra Kadisha (burial society), a Women’s Association, a mikveh, a cheder, a school, a Talmud Torah, and a Yeshiva.

Fifteen Jews from Nagyhalász died in World War I. Nevertheless, at the end of the war, Jews were accused of treason and their houses were robbed, and they were beaten and humiliated during the White Terror. In 1944, the Orthodox community had 262 members, including 42 of whom were taxpayers. The Jews of the settlement were deported to Auschwitz from Nyíregyháza. Forty people survived. According to the 1949 census, 39 Jews lived in Nagyhalász, but by 1963, merely 3 Jews remained in the village.

Nagyhalász Jewish Cemetery Two
Nagyhalász Jewish Cemetery Two
Nagyhalász Jewish Cemetery Two
Nagyhalász Jewish Cemetery Two
Nagyhalász Jewish Cemetery Two
Nagyhalász Jewish Cemetery Two