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Vajdacska is located at 48°19 21°40 in Borsod-Abauj-Zemplem-Megye county, 10km S of Satoraljatijhely and 69 km NE of Miskolc. Cemetery is the end of the town on a hill. When entering from S, it is on the right hand side. Town population is about 400 with no known Jews. Jewish population as of the last census before World War Il was 62. The Jewish cemetery was established in the 1850's, last known Sephardic Orthodox burial in 1942. The nearby villages of Alsoberecki and Felsoberecki also used this rural hillside, part of a municipal cemetery, with no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all with no wall or gate. Pre- and post-WWII size of cemetery is 1 5 ha. 20-50 gravestones, less than 25% toppled or broken, date from 20th century. The marble, granite flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, flat stones with carved relief decoration, or sculpted monuments have Hebrew inscriptions. The cemetery contains special memorial monuments to Holocaust victims and Jewish soldiers, but no mass graves. A pre-burial house belongs to the Christian cemetery next door. The local community owns property used for Christian burials. Adjacent properties are cemetery rural lands. Boundaries are unchanged since 1940's. The cemetery was not vandalized in the last ten years. Individuals and groups within Hungary cleaned stones and cleared vegetation. Weather erosion and vegetation are moderate threats. Lee Goodman completed survey on 7/21/97 using Magyarorszag Geographial Szotara; Where Once We Walked, and personal photographs. He visited site on 7/21/97. Cindy and Lee Goodman, 32 Johns Drive, Pennellville, NY 13132 Phone/Fax 315-668-2222
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