Jewish families who lived in Uzhhorod and probably the surrounding communities used the Uzhhorod cemetery as the final resting place for their loved ones. The cemetery—established in 16th century—is located in Uzhhorod, on Kotlyarevskogo street, and is the largest cemetery in the Sub-Carpathia region..
To limit the size of the tombstone photo album on the web page, they are presented by section. Mouseover "Cemetery" above in the menu, then click one the sub-tabs of the menu to view cemetery sectons one, two, three, four or five.
In the documents section of the "Other" tab, you will find a link to a U.S. Commission Report completed in 2005 that attempted to document Jewish Cemeteries (and Synagogues and Mass Grave Sites) in Ukraine. This cemetery is listed, but many other cemeteries of the Zakarpats'ka oblast are not listed.
As of 27 October 2015, the cemetery had total of 3,830 tombstones (including rabbis, broken and fallen stones, etc.). There are a few duplicate tombstones presented (with front and reverse) or both the old and a newer stone were found. The cemetery has discrete sections for men, women, rabbis and Cohanim. Most of the tombstones are in their original condition, some with decorations or colored lettering and some have portraits on the stones—a local custom. A few have been restored or replaced by descendents. Many of the tombstones are weathered and difficult to read, therefore, the burial book was used in those cases for the burial information.
It is possible that there may be as many as 5,000 burials in the cemetery, accounting for multiple names on a tombstone, e.g., husband and wife, etc., and considering all of the tombstones that have been removed from the cemetery over time, as well as the names found in the Chevra Kadisha (Burial Society) book.
Today, by section, the description is as follows:
Section 1: one Ohel with two rabbis, six other rabbis and another 476 tombstones (excluding one duplicate);
Section 2: one Ohel with six rabbis, one other rabbi and another 1,722 tombstones (excluding five duplicates);
Section 3: one Ohel with three rabbis, four other rabbis, a memorial and another 596 tombstones;
Section 4: one Ohel with one rabbi and another 551 tombstones (excluding five duplicates); and
Section 5: one rabbi, a Mass Grave, a memorial, a maintenance building and another 461 tombstones (excluding one duplicate).* *
* * = Three new burials occurred in Section 5, but no tombstones have been erected yet.
Many famous rabbis are buried in the Uzhhorod cemetery, notably:
Rabbi Hatzadik Yehuda Leibish BOIDEK-REIZMAN, First Rabbi of Ungvár
Rabbi Shlomo GANZFRIED, Rabbi and Dayan (Religious Court Judge) in Ungvár, author of Kitzur Sulchan Oruch (Code of Jewish Law) and uncle of the famous Munkács Rabbi, Chaim Elazar SPIRA
Rabbi Yosef GANZFRIED
Rabbi Chaim Yehuda, Dayan
Rabbi Gershon Binyamin Zev BINET, Dayan
Rabbi Yisroel Ozer Yitzchok WEINBERGER
Rabbi Shlomo Zalmen BRODY, Dayan
Rabbi Avraham Yosef GRUNWALD, Rabbi of Ungvár
Rabbi Yehuda (ASH) EISENSTÄDTER, Rabbi of Szobráncz
Rabbi Meyer (ASH) EISENSTÄDTER, Rabbi of Ungvár
Rabbi Menachem (ASH) EISENSTÄDTER, Rabbi of Ungvár
Rabbi Chaim Tzvi MANHEIMER, Rabbi of the Kehila (community)
Rabbi Asher Anshil GREENVALD
Rabbi Aharon Dovid KRAUS
Rabbi Meir Yisroel KRAUS
Rabbi Dovid Feigels KRAUS
Rabbi Yehuda WEISS, Rabbi of Szobráncz
Rabbi Yekisiel Yehuda GREENWALD, Rabbi of Yara
Rabbi Meir BLEI, Dayan
Rabbi Yitzchok Yehuda FRIEDMAN
Rabbi Moshe Yehuda Leib SHAPIRO, Av Beis Din (Head of the Rabbinical Court) of Baitch and Sassov
Rabbi Dov EHRMAN
Rabbi Yisroel Yehuda MITTELMAN, Dayan
~ Early Cemetery Views ~
(Click the images below to view a larger image.)
Early view I Postcard: Photographer unknown
Early view II Photo: Uzhgorod-memorial places of Jewish history
The video below—from October 2015—gives you panorama views of the Uzhhorod Cemetery. The video starts with panning Section Five (on the right) and Section Four (on the left), then back to Section Five and then works its way back across the cemetery to Section One. The following map of the cemetery will help you to orient yourself as you watch the video.