Given the Jewish community of Budapest is one of the largest in Europe, it’s only natural for tourists to expect to find here plenty of landmarks able to substantiate the force with which the community has made its way through on the cultural scene of the city.

Indeed, the Dohany Street Synagogue is just one of these landmarks, but the Jewish patrimony is much wider. For instance, the Kozma Street Jewish Cemetery complements the historical heritage of the Jewish community in Budapest. There are several Jewish cemeteries in Budapest, but the one located on Kozma Street stands out in sharp relief by being one of the largest in Europe and the largest in Budapest.

The cemetery was set up in the late 19th century, more precisely, in 1891, under the supervision of Freund Vilmos, and in time it has amassed an impressive amount of funerary monuments. In contradistinction from the Jewish traditions, some of these sculptural works render human figures, most of them being skillfully designed in a striking Art-Nouveau style.

Several highlights refer to the memorial monument of the 10,000 Jewish Hungarian soldiers who died during World War Two, to a plethora of crypts and graves which shelter the mortal remains of important figures of the Jewish community, as well as to a complex of white columns inscribed with the names of the people who died in the Klauzal ter ghetto.

Kozma Street Jewish Cemetery (Kozma utcai Izraelita Temeto)
6, Kozma ut, 1108, Budapest, Hungary
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