LEVOCA: [Leutschovia, Latschau, Levoce, Löcse, Lewocza, Letusovia, Leutschau, Lőcse] in Spisska Nova, Ves Print

Alternate names: Levoča [Slov], Lőcse [Hun], Leutschau [Ger], Leutsovia [Lat], Lewocza [Pol], Leutschovia, Latschau, Levoce, Löcse. 49°02' N, 20°36' E, 170.4 miles ENE of Bratislava. 30 miles W of Prešov (Eperjes), 10 miles SE of Kežmarok (Késmárk), in the Spiš region of E Slovakia. Jewish population: 399 (in 1880), 709 (in 1900).

  • JewishGen Hungary SIG
  • Pinkas HaKehilot, Slovakia (2003), p. 288: "Levoca (Locse, Leutschau)"
  • Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 726: "Levoca".
  • Levoča - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • [UPDATE] Photos by Charles Burns [November 2017]


  • Stará hrhovská cesta - Vinica II ,Cemetery: SE of the historical city center and following the old Hrhovká street is the cemetery  on the slope of a small hill among gardening/farming plots in the area called Vinica II. .Locked with the only access through the entrance gate.so one must aski the gardeners to be admitt3ed. Surrounded by a white concrete fence built two years ago [sic 2006?] of which several panels are missing, you enter from the corners. In the bramble approximately thirty gravestones  are visible standing as are sixty fragments. Many gravestones from valuable materials like marble or granite were stolen probably. Hebrew, Slovak, Hungarian and German inscriptions are used. Symbols are rather rare, star of David, weeping willow or Levite ewer appear on some gravestones. Some were surrounded by remarkable art nouveau curbing and one gravestone richly covered with flower bouquet relief. photos. [Sep 2014]
  • As of June 2009, 150 tombstones have been photographed, but not all of the tombstones are complete or even have readable information. Madeleine Isenberg or Miki [July 2009]
  • The isolated suburban hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all with no wall or gate. 100-500 19th-20th century marble and granite flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, or multi-stone monuments with Hebrew and German inscriptions are in original locations. Some have metal fences around graves. The cemetery is used for waste dump or abandoned [?]. Adjacent properties are recreational and agricultural. Private visitors stop rarely. Vandalism is a very serious threat. town image [February 2009]


January 2009:

Map of Town

Town Levoča

Erb Levoča Address: Phone:
00 421 53 451 24 67
Mestský úrad Fax: 00 421 53 451 22 46
Levoča Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
054 01 Levoča
Web: www.levoca.sk

Region: Prešovský
District: Levoča
Micro region: Abovský
Inhabitants: 14731
Area: 6404 ha
First paper reference: in year 1249
Mayor: Ing. Miroslav Vilkovský
Chief: Mgr. Ladislav Gajdoš
Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 November 2017 22:34