Rohod Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
The Jewish cemetery is located at the end of Alkotmány Street, across the Vajai-main stream.
GPS coordinates
48.03684, 22.12416
Perimeter length
310 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
There is a wire fence, 2m high.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The site is in a really good condition. The grass is mown. On the cadastral map two cemeteries were marked, however there is only one.
Number of existing gravestones
39 gravestones: 31 intact & 8 fragments or pedestal bases. 12 of these were located in the lower area marked on the cadastral map.
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

Historically, there were two Jewish cemeteries in Rohod, which were enclosed by a single fence. These cemeteries were marked on the 1870 cadastral map. The oldest tombstone found in the merged cemetery dates to 1882, while the latest was erected in 1943.

The first Jews settled in Rohod at the beginning of the 19th century. In 1826, 28 Jews lived in the village. The Jewish population increased in the following years: 56 Jews lived in the village in 1848, 91 in 1880, and 150 in 1910. The Jewish population began to decrease and by 1941, 104 Jews were living in Rohod. The Jewish community joined the orthodox stream in 1867 and their rabbi was Jungreisz Jakab, a rabbi from Nyírmada. In May 1944, the Jews of Rohod were transferred to and confined in the Kisvárda Ghetto and were deported later that month to Auschwitz. The graves in the cemetery are regularly visited by family members of former Rohod Jews.