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US Commission No. SLCE000291.
Sered is located in Galanta, SE of Trnava.
Last known Jewish burial was 1955. The flat and isolated urban hillside 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. The pre- and post-WWII size of the cemetery is 45x150 meters. 500-5000 18th-20th century marble, granite, and sandstone flat shaped stones, finely smoothed and inscribed stones, or double tombstones with Hebrew and German inscriptions are in original locations. Some have metal fences around graves. The cemetery is divided into special sections for symbolic graves of Holocaust victims. Within the cemetery limits are a pre-burial house with inscriptions, a well, and a gravedigger's house. The local Jewish community owns the property. Adjacent properties are agricultural. Occasionally, private visitors stop.
Restoration: re-erection of stones, patching broken stones, cleaning stones, and clearing vegetation. A regular caretaker cares for the cemetery. Erosion is a moderate threat.
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