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).
The 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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  • Thanks to Friends of Budapest Jewish Cemetery,many areas in this vast ,old Jewish cemetery are being cleared of trees and debris. It is a time consuming and expensive venture but so important to...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • One of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Europe is the Kozma Street Cemetery, located next to Újköztemető (New Public Cemetery) in suburb Budapest. This is also the largest Hungarian Jewish cemetery, which opened in 1861, and has more than 300,000 graves. Near the entrance stands a holocaust monument that was built by the famous architect and Olympic swimming champion Alfréd Hajós.
  • Nice, peaceful, historical cemetery. Should be much better maintained.

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