Kozma Cemetery, Budapest

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The Kozma Street Cemetery is the biggest Jewish cemetery of Budapest, Hungary. It is located next to the New Public Cemetery (Újköztemető).Jewish cemeteryThe Jewish cemetery, one of the largest in Europe, is well known for its unusual monuments and mausoleums. Unusually for a Jewish cemetery, these include sculpted human figures and elaborate mausoleums in a variety of styles, most notably several mausoleums in the art nouveau or Jugendstil style.Kozma Street Cemetery was opened in 1891 by the Neolog Jewish community of Budapest. It is the largest Jewish cemetery of Budapest as well as being one of the biggest of Europe. During its history it has been the burial place of more than 300,000 people. It still serves the Hungarian Jewish community, which is the third largest in Europe.The green tile-clad mausoleum of the Schmidl family by Ödön Lechner and Bela Lajta, drawing its inspiration form Hungarian folk art, is considered an important example of Magyar-Jewish architecutral style, as is the domed cemetery chapel by Bela Lajta.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Looking for a grave in a genealogical framework, I could not find the grave, certainly hidden under leaves or grass, how many graves. The staff are not friendly.
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  • November 13, 2016
    For people who like (especially the ones who like photographing) ruins, this may be an option. Some graveyards are preserved, but most of them are falling apart and partialy taken by the vegetation. A...  more »
  • October 25, 2016
    Kozma cemetery buried the Jews of Budapest area. They seemed very well managed, there is only one small salons and most of them are locked and can be grassy weeds. If anything is a fairly large scale, Hungary's Jewish community before World War II, you can imagine how keossneunji.
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  • November 4, 2016
    The cemetery is not on the page, on the date indicated (17 hours) close, but at 15. This temetőőr enough jerk way letting us know about, when we got there around 4 party.
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  • October 11, 2016
    Today, 2016.11 X 14 o'clock was closed the cemetery. In the morning I checked on the Internet and that will be open. Currently, it is written in red "closing soon". I'm so sorry! Not the public complacency sets in.
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  • December 31, 2016
    Hideous ugly, neglected place.
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  • July 27, 2016
    The Kozma Street Jewish cemetery, Europe's largest Jewish sírkertje, the last resting place of 400 000 people. These are historically outstanding and still functioning Memorial is extremely bad and needs an urgent maintenance. Deforestation and the Kozma Street Cemetery Friends mission is to regain and preserve the cemetery, the dignity, the scenes here and this historic Memorial. www.zsidotemeto.hu
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  • April 23, 2016
    Heavy enough to appreciate a cemetery ... But to be sure, high-quality funeral I went here. And if you come only to visit leads, you will also find exciting iparművészetileg statuary.
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