Not far from Kosice, Presov was also an important center of Jewish life. More than 6000 Jews from the city and surrounding villages were killed during the war. Today fewer than 100 Jews live here in Presov.
The area from near the old city center with its Renaissance homes and palace to beyond the city walls once marked the extent of the Jewish quarter. Close to the Jewish community center near the city walls stands a beautiful synagogue from the last century. A monument commemorating the victims of the Shoah stands in the center of the quarter. Remnants of two cemeteries, one Orthodox and the other Reform, can be found near the Catholic cemetery.