Jewish cemetery (Jihlava) - Jüdischer Friedhof (Jihlava)

Coordinates: 49 ° 23 ′ 44.7 " N , 15 ° 34 ′ 22.2" E

Map: Czech Republic
Jewish cemetery (Jihlava)
Czech Republic
Entrance to the Jewish cemetery in Jihlava
Gravestone of Gustav Mahler's parents

The Jewish cemetery in Jihlava (German Iglau ), a town in Okres Jihlava in Kraj Vysočina ( Czech Republic ), was established in the 1860s. The Jewish cemetery has been a protected cultural monument since 1996 . [1]


The deceased of the Jihlava Jewish community were buried in the Jewish cemetery in Puklice before their own cemetery was established . On December 8, 1904, a new cemetery building was inaugurated by Rabbi Joachim Jacob Unger . During the German occupation in 1939, the Jihlava cemetery and synagogue were destroyed. In 1997 a memorial to the victims of the Holocaust was unveiled here. In the cemetery, which has an area of ​​8879 square meters , there are still around 1100 tombstones ( Mazevot ) today .

See also



Commons : Jewish Cemetery (Jihlava) - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Description as a cultural monument