Bilopillya Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Sumy
District
Bilopillia
Settlement
Bilopillya
Site address
Bilopillya Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
51.15178, 34.33019
Perimeter length
225 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is located in a dense grove on a hill and is therefore overgrown with trees and bushes. It was cleared by locals, who erected the wooden fence.
Number of existing gravestones
3. The majority of the tombstones were stolen in the 1990s.
Date of oldest tombstone
1898
Date of newest tombstone
1928
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. According to epigraphic data, it already existed in the late 19th century. It is not marked on old maps of the region.

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