Alternate name: Zólyom. town image [February 2009]
US Commission No. SLCE000139
Zvolen is located in Zvolen, S of Banska Bystrica. The isolated suburban hillside has no sign or marker. 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 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. Adjacent properties are residential. Rarely, private visitors stop. Within the cemetery is a pre-burial house. Security, pollution, and vandalism are very serious threats.
UPDATE: "Leaders of Slovakias' Jewish community are calling for a nationwide crackdown on attacks against the country's Jewish cemeteries. The campaign follows an attack in which five recently-restored rare tombstons at the Jewish cemetery in Zvolen were destroyed and six other were seriously damaged. There were also two similar incidents in other Slovak towns, in which 60 gravestones were damaged." Source: Dateline World Jewry [September 2001].
UPDATE: "HISTORIC TOMBSTONES DESECRATED IN SLOVAK JEWISH CEMETERY." Eleven tombstones dating back more than 100 years were destroyed by unknown perpetrators on 7 July in the Jewish cemetery of Zvolen, western Slovakia, CTK reported on 10 July. The cemetery was restored in 1998. MS" Source: Radio Free Europe NEWSLINE Vol. 5, No. 129, Part II, 11 July 2001 [April 2002]
Map of Town
Photos of Town
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