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Alternate names: Hlohovec [Slov, Cz], Galgóc [Hun], Frayshtatl [Yid], Freistadt [Ger], Freistadt an der Waag, Frašták, Galgocz. 48°26' N, 17°48' E, 37 miles ENE of Bratislava, 15 miles NW of Nitra, 10 miles NE of Trnava (Nagyszombat). Jewish population: 1,160 (in 1869), 727 (in 1940).

Hlohovec District - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

town image and town image [February 2009]

The agricultural area grew wheat, barley, beets, and sugar. Hlohovec was a railroad junction, and also had woodworking and and distilling factories. Its former fortress of Leopoldov has been converted into a penitentiary. flag and coat of arms for the town is shown and the site notes that it is a town of about 18,00O, located in the Zapadoslovensky province, 30 miles south of Piestany.

an observatory in Hlohovec. A map showing Hlohovec's location and a text about the fate of the town's Jews. The text says that the Jewish community has been reestablished to some extent. Another Hlohovec site indicates the existence of a tissue paper manufacturing company. Naomi Fatouros (nee Feldman), Bloomington, Indiana, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . [October 2000-JewishGen Digest]

Galgóc (Hlohvec) is a small village in Slovakia (Nyitra County). The Jewish community goes back about 200 years. Jews moved there from Moravia. They were corn and wine merchants. The first rabbi was R. Mordechai who lived in the village around 1730. In the 1870s the community broke into two; orthodox and ultra-orthodox. They reunited ten years later. Dr. Peter I. Hidas  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . [18 Oct 2000 on JewishGen Digest]

CEMETERY:

US Commission No. SLCE000231

Hlohovec is located NE of Trnava. The person with the key to cemetery is Mrs. Hornova, SNP St. 21/D, Hlohovec, Mr. Gluck. The urban hillside, separate but near other cemeteries, has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all via a masonry wall and locking gate. 100-500 marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, and other materials 19th-20th century tombstones in original locations, are flat shaped tombstones (some with carved relief decorations), finely smoothed and inscribed stones, double tombstones, or multi-stone monuments with Hebrew and German inscriptions. Some have metal fences around graves. The local Jewish community owns the cemetery property. Adjacent properties are residential and another cemetery. Private visitors visit frequently. Restoration: re-erection of stones, cleaning stones, clearing vegetation, and fixing of walls and gate. A regular caretaker cares for the cemetery. Within the cemetery are a pre-burial house and a tomb. No threats.

January 2009:

Map of Town

Town Hlohovec

Erb Hlohovec Address: Phone:
00 421 33 736 81 11, 742 12 16
Mestský úrad Fax: 00 421 33 742 32 28
M. R. Štefánika 1 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
920 01 Hlohovec
SLOVAKIA
Web: www.hlohovec.sk

Region: Trnavský
District: Hlohovec
Micro region: ZMO - Jaslovské Bohunice
Inhabitants: 22801
Area: 6412 ha
First paper reference: in year 1113
Mayor: PhDr. Ján Dlhopolček
Chief: Ing. Eva Lukáčová
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 October 2014 17:11
 
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