International Survey of Jewish Monuments

Kerepesi Jewish Cemetery Documentation

Charles Hebbert

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Budapest's Kerepesi Jewish Cemetery contains the graves of scores of notable Hungarian Jews, including that of the renowned Jewish-Hungarian poet Jozsef Kiss. It also contains at least nine mausolea designed by celebrated architect Bela Lajta (Leitersdorfer) (1873 -1920), including several large sculptural monuments in black marble. Lajta also designed the cemetery entrance gate and the pre-burial hall.

Recognizing that this cemetery has never been adequately documented, or even significantly photographed, ISJM is pleased to help initiate a project in conjunction with Charles Hebbert. ISJM has awarded him $500 which, it is hoped, will allow the project to develop to a point when additional funds can be leveraged - hopefully from local Hungarian sources.

International Survey of Jewish Monuments
c/o Jewish Heritage Research Center
Box 210, 118 Julian Pl.
Syracuse, New York 13210-3419, USA

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Last updated: January 11, 2003