Synagoga Slovaca Database
 Komárno [Hungarian: Komárom, German: Kommorn]
Code: C1N0404 
Monument: Cemetery 
Location: Ul. zlatého muža  1, Komárno 
District: Komárno 
Present Use: cemetery 
Date of Construction:  
Architect: unknown 
Central Registry of Monument Fund:  
The cemetery is located in the western part of the town, on a lot spreading between the residential neighborhood, Christian cemetery and an elevation of the main road to Bratislava. In 1976, when the main road to Bratislava was constructed, the government authorities seized part of the cemetery compound and the graves were exhumed. About a hundred matzevot were removed to the cemetery wall. A smaller compound section without graves was cut off by the road. The old section of the cemetery is overgrown, the other main part is in overall fair condition as the local Jewish community maintains it. The tombstones range from simple pink matzevot from the 19th century to large monuments made of black granite before WWII. The older tombstones have Hebrew and later Hungarian inscriptions, and sporadically also Slovak. The most prominent personality buried here was the Rabbi Pinchas Leib Frieden. There is a Holocaust mass grave with 114 martyrs from 1945 here. The older structure with distinct Magen David near the entrance is probably the older cemetery chapel, which ceased to be used, when the new ritual hall was constructed during the interwar period. The later one contains the memorial of World War I fallen and the Holocaust memorial.
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