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Alternate name: Érsekujvár. town image and town image [February 2009]

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Nove Zamky is located in Nove Zamky, N of Komarno. The isolated rural/agricultural flat land 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. Present size of the cemetery is 100x200 meters. 500-5000 19th-20th century tombstones in original locations are marble, granite, sandstone, and other materials flat shaped tombstones (some with carved relief decorations), finely smoothed and inscribed stones, double tombstones, or multi-stone monuments. Inscriptions are Hebrew, German, and Hungarian. Within the limits of the cemetery are a pre-burial house, tombs, a gravedigger's house, and a coach for burial ceremony. The local Jewish community owns the property used for Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Compared to 1939, cemetery boundaries are the same. Private visitors visit frequently.

Restoration: re-erection of stones, patching broken stones, cleaning stones, and clearing vegetation. There is a regular caretaker. No threats. The following announcement appeared in the 4/97 issue of Nase Slova IV, a bilingual bulletin published by students of the Comenius University (Bratislava) Journalism School, distributed to subscribers to the Slovak-World list. "As you have been informed by us, vandals desecrated a Jewish cemetery in Nove Zamky, overturning and damaging more than 160 tombstones. One of the tombstones was smeared with Nazi slogans. The damage was estimated at more than 1.2 million Slovak crowns. A few days later a Jewish cemetery in Kosice was desecrated too. Vandals damaged about 70 tombstones including Holocaust victims' tombstones." Source: Vivian Kahn This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


January 2009:

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Town Nové Zámky (Érsekújvár)

Erb Nové Zámky Address: Phone:
00 421 35 640 02 35
Mestský úrad Fax: 00 421 35 640 02 29
Hlavné námestie 10 Email: primá This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
940 35 Nové Zámky

Region: Nitriansky
District: Nové Zámky
Micro region: Novozámocko-Štúrovsko-Šurany
Inhabitants: 41140
Area: 7256 ha
First paper reference: in year 1573
Mayor: Ing. Gejza Pischinger
Chief: Phdr. Juraj Kiselý CSc.
Last Updated on Monday, 09 February 2009 14:48
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