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Alternate names: Tornaľa [Slov], Šafárikovo [Slov, 1948-92], Tornalja [Hun], Tornallya. 48°25' N, 20°20' E , 47 miles WSW of Košice (Kassa), 30 miles NW of Miskolc, 14 miles E of Rimavská Sobota. Jewish population: 117 (in 1880), 682 (in 1930). Encyclopedia of Jewish Life (2001), p. 1315: "Tornala".

Safarikovo is located E of Rimavska Sobota. The flat urban location is part of a municipal cemetery. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all via a masonry wall and a locking gate. 100-500 19th-20th century marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, and other materials flat shaped tombstones and finely smoothed and inscribed stones, some with metal fences around graves, are in original locations. Inscriptions are Hebrew, German, and Hungarian. The site is Jewish cemetery only. Adjacent properties are cemeteries. Occasionally, private visitors stop. Vegetation was cleared. Now, individuals clean or clean occasionally. Within the cemetery is a pre-burial house with inscriptions. No threats.

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