Yakymivka Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
The cemetery is located on Pol’ova Street, around 325 metres from the road to Pohrebysche, by the left side of the road.
GPS coordinates
49.28762, 29.52104
Perimeter length
244 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is surrounded by a 2 metre tall concrete wall, installed by ESJF in September 2019. The section of the cemetery which borders private land is fenced with a 1.5 metre tall metal fence. There are 2 entrances in the fence.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is well-maintained. The team who made the previous expedition spoke to locals who recalled tombstones on the site as recently as the 1980s.
Number of existing gravestones
0. A previous expedition to the site found 3 fragments of tombstones, and there are 2 graves without tombstones.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

According to the Commission on Preservation of Jewish Heritage, the cemetery was established in the first half of the 18th century.

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. The cemetery could not be found marked on old maps of the region. Supposedly, it was founded in the second half of the 19th century. According to locals, the gravestones date to the late 20th century. The cemetery is abandoned and its land is used for cattle grazing.