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US Commission No. 000044

Levelek is located in Szabolcs-Szatmar-Bereg, (47.58' 22º00'), 20km from Nyiregyhaza. Cemetery: via a track at Rakoozi ut 80. (Land Record 026813 hrsz).

  • Local: Polgarmesteri Hivatal of Levelek Rakoczi ut. 2 Ph: 1.
  • Regional: Budapesti Orthodox Hitkozseg, of Dob u.35, H-1075 Budapest Phone: (011-361) 132-4333.
  • Interested: Izraelita Hitkozseg of Nyiregyhaza Martirok tere 6. There is no caretaker.

The pre-WWII Jewish population (census) was 103. The Jewish cemetery was established in the 19th century with last known Hasidic Orthodox Jewish burial 1944. No other villages used this cemetery. Between fields and woods, the isolated flat land has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all via no fence or gate. Pre- and post-WWII size of cemetery is 0.26 hectares. Vegetation overgrowth is a constant problem. Water drainage is a seasonal problem.

The marble finely smoothed and inscribed stones or flat stones with carved relief decoration have Hebrew and Hungarian inscriptions. The cemetery contains no known mass graves or structures. The owner of the still-active cemetery is the national Jewish community. Boundaries are unchanged since 1939. Adjacent properties are agricultural, visited rarely. Local or municipal authorities carried out the restoration in 1985 with no vandalism since restoration. Care now is occasional clearing or cleaning by authorities. Security (uncontrolled access), vegetation and weather erosion are serious threats.

Riczu Zoltan of Nyiregyhaza, Vasvari Pal ut 74 completed survey on 3/11/91. He visited site on 01/11/1991.

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