Synagoga Slovaca Database
 Bardejov [Hungarian: Bártfa, German: Bartfeld]
Code: C1P0205 
Monument: Cemetery 
Location: ?udovíta Štúra , Bardejov 
District: Bardejov 
Present Use: cemetery 
Date of Construction:  
Architect: unknown 
Central Registry of Monument Fund:  
The Bardejov Jewish cemetery is situated outside the city center, near the main road to Bardejovské Kúpele. The cemetery consists of two sections; the old part with the graves dating back to the 18th century, and a new part, together about 1000 graves. Among others, graves of descendants of the famous Hassidic dynasty, the Halberstams from Nowy S?cz (Zancz), can be found here. The graves of Moshe (1848-1903), Rachel Fajga and their son Jechiel Natan (1866-1934) Halberstam are located in the brick building (so-called ohel) in the middle of the cemetery. Most of the old grave stones are decorated with various symbolical animal motives (lions, deer, birds, unicorn), crowns, candlesticks, while on the new gravestones the motif of a weeping willow or the Shield of David usually appear. Among frequent symbols one can find blessing hands of Kohanim and the Levi’s jar. In the recent past whole cemetery has been reconstructed in order to make this unique complex a dignified commemoration place of a lost Jewish community.
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