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Alternate names: Stupava [Slov], Stomfa [Hun], Stampfen [Ger], Stomfai, Sztomfa. 48°17' N, 17°02' E, 10 miles NNW of Bratislava. 1880 Jewish population: 413. town image [February 2009]

  • JewishGen Hungary SIG
  • Pinkas HaKehilot, Slovakia (2003), p. 377: "Stupava (Stomfa, Stampfen)"
  • Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 1256: "Stupava".

CEMETERY:

  • Situated in the NE part of Stupava in a location called Pri Borníku. In this very large cemetery, most of the graves date from the 17th to the 20th centuries and remain well-preserved. The cemetery dates from about 1740 with right of possession granted to the Jewish community in 1722 by the landlord. The oldest known grave dates from 1643 however. Inscriptions are mostly in Hebrew, but one in German . Men and women were buried side-by-side. Gravestones were decorated with various motives, but simpler gravestes oncan be found. Some came directly from Viennese stone-cutter's workshops. The cemetery is now completely closed with a partially preserved former brick fence. Source and photos [Sep 2014]

US Commission No. SLCE000219: The cemetery is located on Kalvarska Street on an isolated suburban hillside with no sign, but Jewish symbols on wall or gate. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all via a masonry wall and locking gate. The cemetery has 500-5000 18th-20th century marble, granite, limestone, and sandstone flat shaped tombstones (some with carved relief decorations), finely smoothed and inscribed stones, or double tombstones are in original locations. Inscriptions are German and Hebrew. The site is Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are residential. Occasionally, private visitors stop. Restoration included clearing vegetation and fixing of gate and walls. Occasionally, individuals clean and clear the site. Within the cemetery is a pre-burial house. Erosion is a moderate threat. Planned development is a minor threat. [date? 2000?]

 

January 2009:

Map of Town

Town Stupava

Erb Stupava Address: Phone:
00 421 2 6593 45 03
Mestský úrad Fax: 00 421 2 6593 47 73
Hlavná 1 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
900 31 Stupava
SLOVAKIA
Web: www.stupava.sk

Region: Bratislavský
District: Malacky
Micro region: Záhorie
Inhabitants: 8100
Area: 6700 ha
First paper reference: in year 1269
Mayor: Ing. Ľubomír Žiak
Chief: MVDr. Róbert Kazarka
Last Updated on Saturday, 06 September 2014 19:22