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US Commission No. SLCE000227

The isolated rural/agricultural hillside has no sign or marker. Reached by crossing a field, access is open to all via broken masonry wall without gate. The cemetery has one 19th century flat shaped sandstone tombstone original location with Hebrew inscriptions. Visitors are rare. Adjacent properties are agricultural. The abandoned cemetery boundaries are the same as before W.W.II. Private visitors stop rarely. Vegetation is a serious threat.

1998 UPDATE: I visited the Jewish cemetery in Dechtice and its beautiful surroundings. The village of Dechtice is 18 km away from Trnava and 50 km away from the capital Bratislava. It is NOT true, that the cemetery is used for waste dump. Many trees and bushes with sharp thorns that make entry impossible. There is much more left of the overgrown cemetery than is mentioned in the description US Commission No. SLCE000227. One side of the site is about 500 m away from an agricultural co-op but they do not dump garbage in the cemetery. I talked with quite a number of people, even the village mayor, about cleaning up the cemetery. See: for more information. The hilltop above the cemetery is a waste dump or abandoned. The whole hill is unused. The agricultural co-op owns the entire hill, but the cemetery is a separate site. 80% of the site is grass and the rest loose bushes. The co-op cuts the grass annually, but not in the vicinity of the cemetery due to its bad terrain, even for tractors. The village would like to clean this site but need for a little financing in US$. I suggest mainly removal of bushes, payment for about 5 men with chain saws to cut out the unneeded trees and scrubs as needed. The village has no money only debts because they brought the gas line into the village paid by public and village money. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


January 2009:

Map of Village

Village Dechtice

Erb Dechtice Address: Phone:
00 421 33 557 51 02, 557 52 04
Obecný úrad Fax: 00 421 33 534 68 91
Dechtice 488 Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
919 53 Dechtice

Region: Trnavský
District: Trnava
Micro region: ZMO - Jaslovské Bohunice
Inhabitants: 1780
Area: 1946 ha
First paper reference: in year 1258
Mayor: Karol Zachar
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2009 23:34
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