Chonhar Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
The cemetery is located at the north of the village. Head northwest from the corner of Makharadze and after around 220m you will find the cemetery. The cemetery is a shared cemetery with a few Jewish tombstones on the Northwestern side.
GPS coordinates
46.0383, 34.53889
Perimeter length
133 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
There is a 1.2m high concrete fence.
Preservation condition
Jewish section
General site condition
The cemetery is covered with dense seasonal vegetation. On the territory at coordinates 46.041877, 34.538437, there was once a large common cemetery, where many Jewish graves were located. Only a few Christian graves are left in this cemetery today. A few Jewish graves were reburied from this cemetery to the cemetery at coordinates 46.0383, 34.53889. The head of the village council said that there was once a significant Jewish population in the village. One building in front of the local school is called “the Synagogue” by the locals.
Number of existing gravestones
Date of oldest tombstone
1945 (the earliest tombastone found by ESJF).
Date of newest tombstone
1970 (the latest tombastone found by ESJF).
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

The exact period of the Jewish section’s establishment is unknown. Given the oldest preserved tombstone dates to the mid 20th century, it can be assumed that the cemetery was founded in that era. It cannot be found marked on old maps of the region.