Symbols bear a great significance in Jewish art, which are manifested in the Jewish cemetery of Szeged, having numerous richly decorated tombstones, representing different artistic styles of distinctive eras. In certain cases, the form of the tombstone itself is a symbol. These symbols as well as the epitaphs based on old traditions serve an important basis of information about the deceased person, Jewish religion and the Jews of Szeged.
The Jewish cemetery of Szeged, which spans across 4.87 acres, is still in use today and is located on the edge of the town, next to the public cemetery. Its history, tombstones, and monuments well reflect the fate of the Jews living here from the end of the 18th century until the present days.