Jewish cemetery in Kosice, Slovakia, vandalized


Vandals have toppled or otherwise damaged 55 tombstones in the old Orthodox section of the Jewish cemetery in Kosice, Slovakia.  The damage — amounting to 50,000 euro — was discovered on Monday afternoon.

An article in the online publication Kosice Korzar runs pictures of the toppled stones.

The attack took place almost 10 years ago  to the day of the last vandal attack on the cemetery, when three young teenagers damaged 135 gravestones. The Jewish community has now said  it will install a camera security system.




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  1. Hello,
    I am writing from the office of the Israeli Administrator General which manages “unclaimed” property in Israel and attempts to locate those with rights in such property.
    We are currently trying to trace relatives of Vladimir Roth born in Czech Republic. We have no information about the Year and the birthplace of him.
    His father’s name was Maximilian Roth , born in 1893 and died in Israel on 31.03.1963. he was married to Kateřina Čáky, widowed Grosser’ who died in 1939.
    Maximilian has 2 more daughters with Kateřina Čáky, The first one is Vera was born on May 2, 1915.
    The second sister is Julie Roth, born 26 April 1924 in Zagreb, who died on 11.6.2012 in Prague. We found that She was unmarried, childless, parents at the time of her death has not lived anymore and there are no records of her siblings.
    If any of you have suggestion to search it will be very appreciated.
    Liat Cohen

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