Cherkasy Jewish Section on the 1st Municipal Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
2, Odes`ka Street. On the corner of Odes`ka Street and Rustavi Street (Cemetery №1).
GPS coordinates
49.447113, 32.020297
Perimeter length
578 metres. The perimeter is approximate, and encompasses some rows of Christian graves, as well as individual Christian tombstones.
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery as a whole is surrounded by a concrete wall, in which there are some gaps. There is no separate fence for the Jewish section.
Preservation condition
Jewish section
General site condition
The cemetery is partially overgrown with bushes and tall grass. Some trees seem to be at risk of falling. Some Christian graves are located in the Jewish section and vice versa.
Number of existing gravestones
About 500. It appears some of the tombstones were transferred here from an older Jewish cemetery. Moreover, there are multiple cenotaphs. The mixed nature of the cemetery makes it difficult to determine the exact number of Jewish graves.
Date of oldest tombstone
2019, still operational
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

The Jewish section on the 1st Municipal Cemetery was established in 1962. According to Lo Tishkakh database, the oldest burial dates to 1967, but the ESJF survey team were able to find tombstones from the early 20th century, which were most likely transferred over from the older cemetery.

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