See Die juedischen Friedhoefe in der Slowakei [Jewish Cemeteries in Slovakia] 1966 by the late Eugen Barkany. "In the old cemetery on a plain with a stone wall, the oldest stones are only 200 years old, although we know that cemetery is more than 300 years old. When it was filled, a new cemetery was agreed to about 1810, then cancelled. Old cemetery then was filled in earthen layers until new cemetery could be reinstated and used."
Alternate name: Seneca, Szenice, Senitz. town image [February 2009]
Yizkor [August 2010]
Old Cemetery: US Commission No. SLCE000151
Located in Senica, SE of Hodonin, the isolated, flat urban crown of a hill 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. 20-100 19th-20th century marble, granite, and sandstone flat shaped tombstones or finely smoothed and inscribed stones with Hebrew and German inscriptions are in original locations. The site is Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are recreational and residential. Cemetery boundaries are the same as in 1939. Rarely, private visitors stop. Individuals clear or clean occasionally. Within the cemetery is a pre-burial house. Vegetation is a moderate threat; vandalism is a serious threat. Weather erosion is a minor threat.
New Cemetery: US Commission No. SLCE000152
The isolated suburban hillside by water has no sign, but has Jewish symbols on gate or wall. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all via a masonry wall and locking gate. 100-500 19th-20th century marble, granite, and other materials flat shaped tombstones or finely smoothed and inscribed stones with Hebrew and German inscriptions are in original locations. Some have metal fences around graves. Owned by the local Jewish community, the site is used only as a Jewish cemetery. Adjacent properties are recreational and residential. Private visitors visit frequently. There has been cleaning stones, clearing vegetation, and fixing of gate and wall. Now, a regular caretaker cares for the cemetery. Within the cemetery is a pre-burial house. No threats.
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