Verkhnia Khortytsia Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Verkhnia Khortytsia
Site address
From No.72  Anapskaya Street, head south-west along the same street for 205m. At a fork in the dirt road turn left and drive for 20m then turn right and continue for another 40m. The cemetery will be on your left.
GPS coordinates
47.85528, 34.9883
Perimeter length
165 мetres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
Fenced by ESJF in December 2021.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
This is a fenced and well-maintained Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is on a slope. it is covered with occasional seasonal vegetation. There are holes in the territory. Someone has placed the tombstones in their new location. Traces of restoration are visible. Tombstones were previously scattered across the territory.
Number of existing gravestones
There are about 20 gravestones.
Date of oldest tombstone
1905 (the earliest tombstone found by ESJF).
Date of newest tombstone
It seems to be a new burial in 1929 (the latest tombstone found by ESJF).
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

The cemetery was established in the early 19th century. The cemetery was once restored. All the tombstones dates to the pre-war period.

No information is available about the Jewish community in Verkhnia Khortytsia (Ukr. Верхня Хортиця, Rus. Верхняя Хортица).

It is not known when exactly the cemetery was founded. The earliest tombstone dates to 1905. The cemetery was recently renovated.