|KOMARNO: [KOMÁRNO,Komarnom. KOMÁROM,RÉVKOMÁROM, KOMORN, KOMORAN ,|
Alternate names: Komárno [Slov], Komárom [Hun], Komorn [Ger], Komoran [Serb], RÉVKOMÁROM [Hun], Komarnom. 47°46' N, 18°08' E, On the Danube (Hungary-Slovakia border), 54 miles ESE of Bratislava, opposite the Hungarian town of Komárom.
Wikipedia [Sep 2014]
Ul. zlatého muža 1, Komárno Cenetery: The cemetery is located in the western part of the town on a lot between the residential neighborhood, Christian cemetery, and an elevation of the main road to Bratislava. In 1976, when the main road to Bratislava was constructed, the government authorities seizure of part of the cemetery. The graves were exhumed. About a hundred matzevot were removed to the cemetery wall. A smaller compound section without graves was cut off by the road. The old section of the cemetery is overgrown. The main part is in overall fair condition as the local Jewish community maintains it. The gravestonranes ge from simple pink matzevot from the 19th century to large black granite gravestones made before WWII. The older tombstones have Hebrew and later Hungarian inscriptions. Sporadically Slovak also is found. The most prominent personality buried here was Rabbi Pinchas Leib Frieden.Source and photos. [Sep 2014]
US Commission No. SLCE000311
Komarno is located SE of Bratislava. The flat urban cemetery site is separate but near other cemeteries. Inscriptions mark the pre-burial house. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all via a masonry wall and locking gate. Present size of the cemetery is 150x200 meters.
100-500 marble and granite 19th-20th century tombstones, in original locations, are flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, or double tombstones with Hebrew and Hungarian inscriptions. The cemetery contains special memorial monuments to Holocaust victims. Within the cemetery are a pre-burial house, a well, and a gravediggers' house. The local Jewish community owns property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are residential. The cemetery is smaller than in 1939 because of new roads or highways. Occasional private visitors go to the site. Restoration: re-erection of stones, patching broken stones, cleaning stones, and clearing vegetation. There is a regular caretaker. No threats.
photos of cemetery. [Sept 2014]
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