Pocspetri 2 Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
The cemetery is located down a dirt road that starts at the end of Honvéd Street. The cemetery is about 150 metres down the track.
GPS coordinates
47.88406, 21.98418
Perimeter length
195 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
No fence.
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
The site is heavily overgrown. Clearing of the site may well reveal more gravestones.
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

According to the cadastral maps, there used to be two Jewish cemeteries in Pócspetri. This cemetery was established as early as 1871, since it appears on the cadastral map of that year. This cemetery was demolished at an unknown time.

The first Jews settled in Pócspetri at the beginning of the 19th century. 45 Jews lived in the village in 1840, increasing to 93 by 1880. The Jewish population decreased over the following decades. In 1920, 67 Jews lived in Pócspetri, and by 1944 just 61 Jews remained in the village. The Jewish community of Pócspetri joined the Orthodox stream following the differences between the Orthodox and the Maskilim at the Jewish Congress held in 1869 which resulted in the Schism in Hungarian Jewry. In 1944, the rabbi of the community was Rabbi Áron Teitelbaum, who came from Nyírbátor. The community leader and town shochet (butcher) was Ignác Weinberger. The Jews were taken to the Nyiregyhaza Ghetto and from there were deported to Auschwitz. After the war, the Jewish community in Pócspetri was not revived.