Sumy Jewish Section on Municipal Cemetery
1, 20-Richchya Peremohy Street.
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
General site condition
Jewish section within municipal cemetery. The Jewish section is large and predominantly well-maintained. It is mixed; however, the Jewish gravestones are oriented in the opposite direction from the Christian ones. There is also a Karaite section.
Number of existing gravestones
Over 700 (total amount is about 1400). More than half of the total number of gravestones in the cemetery are Jewish. A number of the graves belong to baptised Jews.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
The exact period of the section’s establishment is unknown. Given it was marked on a cadastral map from the 19th century, it can be inferred it was founded at the end of the 19th century. The oldest preserved tombstone dates to the late 19th century.