CASTA: [Cseszte, Schattmannsdorf, Častá] Pezinok district Print

Alternate names: Častá [Slov], Cseszte [Hun], Schattmansdorf [Ger]. 48°24' N, 17°22' E, 21 miles NNE of Bratislava (Pressburg), 11 miles WNW of Trnava (Nagyszombat). Jewish population: 171 (in 1880), 28 (in 1940).

CEMETERY:

Cemetery I: pictures with tombstone photos. adjacent to the castle. [April 2012]

Behind the parking next to the castle Červený Kameň. The cemetery located close to the castle Červený Kameň dates from the 17th century when first Jews settled in Častá. Unfortunately, the remnant of the cemetery compound is neither fenced nor regularly maintained. One can find some 40 toppled gravestones and only 7 standing with visible marks of vandalism. Simple unadorned gravsestones bear inscriptions in Hebrew. Several gravestones are housed in the castle and can be viewed by the entrance to the courtyard.The cemetery is a part of the local historical educational tour path leading through the forest around the castle. Source and photos [Sep 2014]

Cemetery II: pictures of tombstones, on the edge of the village [April 2012]

 

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 06 September 2014 19:30