KAPTALANTOTA: Vesz Print

Caretaker of the cemetery is Gézáné Vizeli. [March 2009]

 

US Commission No. 000060

Kaptalantota is located in Veszprem at 46º51' 17º37, 7km from Tapolca. Present population is 1,000-5,000 with no Jews. Cemetery: N of the village along the road to Tapolca.

  • Local: Polgarmesteri Hivatal of Kaptalantoti Badacoony ut 7 Ph: 87 31125.
  • Regional: Budapesti Orthodox Hitkozseg, of Dob u.35, H-1075 Budapest Phone: (011-361) 132-4333.

There is no caretaker. The pre-WWII Jewish population (census) was 12. The last known Hasidic Orthodox Jewish burial was pre WWII. The unlandmarked isolated 0.56-hectare cemetery has no sign. Accessed off a public road, the agricultural wooded hillside has no wall or fence.

Fewer than 20 gravestones, all in original condition, date from 19th-20th centuries. The marble, granite, limestone and sandstone finely smoothed and inscribed or flat stones with carved relief decoration have Hebrew and Hungarian inscriptions. There are special memorial monuments but no known structures or mass graves. The national Jewish community owns the property. Boundaries are unchanged since 1939. There are few visitors. Vegetation overgrowth is a constant problem. Some recent vandalism, security, weather erosion, and vegetation are problems. Jewish individuals within Hungary cleared vegetation. Occasional clearing or cleaning continues.

Peter Wirth completed survey on 12/9/91.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2009 15:49