Nagyvázsony Jewish cemetery is located at the edge of the village at the crossing of Új Street and the road to Vigántpetend. In good condition, a new fence that locks was erected around the old stone one. Keys are available at the mayor's office and the local undertaker, János Henn, living at Iskola utca 60. 30 to 40 gravestones are in the cemetery. [March 2009]
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Nagyvazsony is located in Veszprem at 46°59' 22°17', 22km from Veszprem. Cemetery: at W side of the village, S of Tapolca Road (land record hrsz. 295). Present town population is between 1,000 and 5,000 with no Jews.
The pre-WWII Jewish population (census) was 46. The last known " Congressional "Jewish burial was about 1947. The isolated rural/agricultural area hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a private road, access open to all via a broken masonry wall and no gate. Pre- and post-WWII size of cemetery is 0.30 hectares. No known mass graves or structures exist in cemetery.
20 and 100 gravestones, 50%-75% toppled or broken, date from 19th-20th century. The marble, granite, limestone and sandstone flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, flat stones with carved relief decoration, or common gravestones have Hebrew and Hungarian inscriptions. The national Jewish community owns Jewish cemetery property. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Boundaries are unchanged since 1939. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II and frequently in the last ten years. Jewish individuals abroad cleared vegetation and cut trees for wood in 1990. There has not been vandalism since restoration but no current care. Security (uncontrolled access) and vandalism are very serious threat. Weather erosion is serious threat. Pollution is slight threat. Vegetation is moderate threat.
Peter Wirth completed survey on 10/17/91 using M.ZS.L. (Jewish Encylopedia of Hungary). He visited site on 21/10/1991. Interviewed was Raba Jozsefne on 21/10/1991 at Nagyvazsony, Kossuth u. 39.
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