|VRANOV NAD TOPLOU:|
US Commission No. SLCE000027
Vranov is located in Vranov, SW of Humenne. The isolated urban hillside has a pre-burial house with Hebrew wall inscriptions. Reached by turning directly off a public road, access is open to all via a broken masonry wall and a non-locking gate. 100-500 18th-20th century marble, granite, limestone, sandstone, and other materials flat shaped tombstones (some with carved relief decorations), finely smoothed and inscribed stones, or multi-stone monuments with Hebrew and German inscriptions are in original locations. The property is Jewish cemetery and garden. Adjacent properties are residential and a hospital. Occasionally, private visitors stop. There had been clearing vegetation. Now, individuals clean or clean occasionally. There are no threats.
"Jewish gravestones were damaged [vandalism] in Levice and Vranov nad Toplou. One tombstone dating back to the 19th century, valued at about $1,500, was stolen." Source: Dateline World Jewish, July 2001.
Seven tombstones were destroyed in May 2001 in this cemetery that was declared a cultural heritage site in 1963. Source: http://www.tau.ac.il/Anti-Semitism/asw2001-2/slovakia.htm and Radio Free Europe report at http://www.rferl.org/newsline/2001/06/040601.asp. [January 2004]
A Short History of the Jewish People of Vranov nad Toplou by Ing. Igor Sol'anik, Vranov nad Toplou, 2002. ISBN 80 - 968735-7-1. 48 pages in English. [January 2004]
Map of Town
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