Call for information: local Jewish heritage sites separated by borders

Multi-lingual signage at the Jewish cemetery in Nova Gorica, a few hundred meters across the Slovenia-Italy border


After reading our post about the Jewish cemetery restoration project in Gorizia, Italy-Nova Gorica, Slovenia — where the synagogue and Jewish cemetery are separated by an international border —  a reader has pointed out that, given how many times borders have been redrawn in Europe, this type of separation is not unique.

Indeed, we have written in the past about the historic Jewish cemetery in Slubice, Poland — on the border with Germany outside the German town of Frankfurt an der Oder.

There are a number of instances of towns now divided by today’s borders — or towns cut off from their hinterland or suburbs.

We are wondering how many cases there are where the Jewish sites are also divided — synagogues, communal institutions, old ghetto areas on one side, and the Jewish cemetery on the other.

Do you know of such places? Have you visited?


Please let us know in the comments!





4 thoughts on “Call for information: local Jewish heritage sites separated by borders

  1. There is a Jewish cemetery in the Czech Republic near the Austrian border that used to serve some small Jewish communities in Bohemia and Austria. I have some photos but don’t have the village name, it is on the road from Heidenreichstein Austria to Nová Bystřice, “a town in Jindřichův Hradec District, in the South Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic”

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