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Near Bardejov in Saros County [?], Gabolto's Jewish cemetery is overgrown with brush and trees that hide many of the monuments. Meyer Spira of nearby Bardejov, the only Jew remaining in the area, lists himself as the caretaker of both cemeteries. As far as I can see, Mr. Spira has done nothing in Gabolto and very little in Bardejov, perhaps due to his advanced ago (80s.) He says he has the grass mowed twice a year. Keeping the fence surrounding the Bardejov cemetery is all that he can be done by him.

The cemetery is not visible from the road. The mayor's brother led me there. He is a developer/builder, who offered to clean up the site for, I believe, $20,000 U.S., an investment probably not to be made without some security/bond that the work would be done.

I did not count the number of graves, but I feel that there is a significant number of people buried there. Source: Stanley Finkelstein, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it [November 2002]


Region: Prešovský
District: Bardejov
Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 January 2009 11:05
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