Hlinky (between the houses nr. 22 and 24) , Stropkov
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Key from the cemetery is available upon request. Please contact Mr. Emil Hríb, street Hlinky 7, Stropkov, telephone number: +421 54 7422046.
The Jewish cemetery is located in the southeast outskirt of the city center, amid a build-up area of family houses. This 140 by 30 m large cemetery was reportedly established in the middle of the 19th century. There are approximately 551standing and 50 chopped down gravestones. The older ones are curved from sandstone, while the younger gravestones, belonging to the more wealthy community members, are made from marble. Men and women were buried in separate rows. Symbol of the candlestick is dominant in the women’s row, while on the men’s gravestones one can find Levite’s jar, blessing hands of Cohenim, the Star of David and weeping willow. Inscriptions are in Hebrew, German and Hungarian. Only the last gravestone erected in October 1989 bears inscription in also Slovak. The Rabbi of the local Orthodox community Yitzchak Zvi Amsel is inhumated in the ohel standing in the middle of the burial site. Since more than six years, after the general renovation, cemetery is regularly and well maintained.