Stara Rafalivka New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Stara Rafalivka
Site address
Starting at the intersection of T1808 and Vyshneva Street, follow the T1808 East for 150 metres. From here, the cemetery site can be found around 100 metres into the wooded area on the hill.
GPS coordinates
51.371301, 25.867334
Perimeter length
232 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. Most of the gravestones were damaged by locals searching for "Jewish treasures" years ago. The cemetery is located in a wooded area and is therefore somewhat overgrown. Clearance and fencing are required.
Number of existing gravestones
40. According to locals, during construction of Varash, excavators dug up multiple graves. Some of the tombstones are heavily covered by moss. They will need to be cleaned to be accurately dated.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. However, as it appears on Russian topographical maps of the region from the 1880s, the cemetery was most likely founded in the late 19th century. Later, it appears on maps of Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny (WIG) from 1939. The oldest preserved tombstone dates back to the early 20th century.