Vela Luka Jewish Section on Municipal Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Dubrovačko-neretvanska županija
Vela Luka
Vela Luka
Site address
The cemetery is located on Street 35, within the St. Rok cemetery.
GPS coordinates
42.9606, 16.72342
Perimeter length
68 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Jewish section
General site condition
The section of the cemetery which was once a Jewish section is now a grass field, representing the space in which the tombstones once stood. This can be found in the centre of the cemetery. One section, indicated on the map, contains the Jewish burials; however, there are other graves around the site, including a German mass grave and an apparent Jewish section. On the other section, there are only two graves, one of which may be Jewish, with the other being Orthodox. According to locals, this section of the cemetery was for Jewish children.
Number of existing gravestones
1 (most likely belonging to a child named Dan Fried) There is a monument to the victims of fascism, as well as 3 Jewish graves (belonging to Izak Kabiljo, Leon, and Abram Romano).
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview