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The old synagogue is still standing. Caretaker of the cemetery at Keresztúri street 25 is János Bánóczki, Keresztúri utca 24."Tarcal" - Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities in Hungary [March 2009]


TARCAL (I): US Commission No. 000019
Located: Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen at 48°08' 21°21', 45 km from Miskolc. Cemetery is at Kereszturi ut. (Land record hrsz.245.)

  • Responsible: Polgarmesteri Hivatal of Tarcal Fo ut 61, Budapesti Orthodox Hitkozseg, of Dob u.35, H-1075 Budapest Phone: (011-361) 132-4333, Lowy Lajos of Tokaj Ralcoozi ut 41.

Established in the 18th century, the cemetery was used by Hasidic Orthodox, Sephardic Orthodox, Conservative, Progressive/Reform, and Neolog. The suburban isolated hillside has no marker but has a broken masonry wall. Size before WWII and now: 0.27 hectares.

20-100 stones are not in original location with 1-20 (25% to 50%) damaged. Location of removed stones is unknown. Drainage is seasonal problem. Gravestones date from 18th through 20th century with Hebrew inscriptions. No known mass graves. Owner is national Jewish community and used as cemetery only. Properties adjacent are agricultural, residential, Neolog cemetery and dump. The same bounderies exist as in 1939. No maintenance or care. There is an ohel. Serious threat: security, erosion.

Peter Wirth completed survey on 10/20/91 using: Wirth: "ltt van elrejtive". Site survey: 04/10/91. Interview: Lowy Lajos, 04/10/9 at Tokaj.

TARCAL (II): US Commission No. 000020
Cemetery at Kereszturi ut. (land record hrsz.244.) Interested: Lowy Jozsef of Israel, Bnei Brak Haadma Migur 9, Kubus Laszlo of Tarcal Kereszturi ut 24. The last known burial in the 19th century Neolog cemetery was before WWII. The isolated suburban hillside has no marker and is surrounded by a broken masonry wall with locked gate. Key is held by Kubus Laszlo. Size: 0.41 hectares.

20-100 stones exist with 1-20 not in original location and 25%-50% stones damaged. Vegetation (prevents access) and drainage seasonal problems. The 19th and 20th century stones have with paint on surfaces and Hebrew and Hungarian inscriptions. No known mass graves. The national Jewish community owns Orthodox cemetery. Properties adjacent are agricultural (which reduced cemetery size since 1939). Budapesti Orthodox Hitkozseg pays caretaker. Development (existing and planned) is very serious threat.

Lowy Lajos of Tokaj, Rakoozi ut 41 and Peter Wirth completed survey on 12/12/91 using: Wirth: Itt van elrejlve. Site survey: 04/10/91 and 05/12/91.

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