Revitalization of Jewish Cemetery in Kysucke Nove Mesto – 3rd Stage

Revitalization of the Jewish cemetery in Kysucke Nove Mesto continued with the third stage which took place at the end of March 2019. The first stage of revitalization took place in the middle of September 2018 and the second one at the end of October 2018. We informed you about both of these stages on our website. The third stage of revitalization was attended by a group of ten volunteers who in collaboration with the Jewish Religious Community of Zilina removed wind dispersed woods from the rest of the cemetery and collected 11 bags of cemetery waste. Our thanks also goes to the main organizer of volunteers Matej Fabšík, member of Kysucke Nove Mesto City Council. After removal of wind dispersed woods it is possible to see a cemetery perimeter wall again and tombstones previously covered by wind dispersed woods have been uncovered. However, removal of wind dispersed woods also brought about a problem in form of large amount of waste – waste from a neighbouring town cemetery, soil remains after construction of pavements and from graves, waste from reconstruction of graves (gravestones, concrete frames, etc.), gravel from construction of a pavement alongside a neighbouring road etc. Photos from the third stage of revitalization can be seen at the Zilina Gallery website –

The cemetery is located on the outskirts of the town towards the Dubie village. After closing of old town cemetery in the town centre a new town cemetery was opened next to the Jewish one. Gradual expansion of the town cemetery caused that the Jewish cemetery became a part of it. Apart from a local road, graves of the town cemetery are situated from three sides. It has not been maintained for decades and tombstones were probably partially stolen and vandalized. Gradually it got covered by wind dispersed woods and became a plot for waste from the neighboring town cemetery.