Cherche Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Khmelnytskyy
District
Chemerivtsi
Settlement
Cherche
Site address
To reach the cemetery, walk across the fields for about 200 meters from the Church. The cemetery is located in the woods along the Smotrych river.
GPS coordinates
48.86689, 26.54165
Perimeter length
264 metres. The perimeter is approximate.
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is severely overgrown. It requires full delineation, clearing and fencing. Several gravestones are buried in the ground or covered in vegetation.
Number of existing gravestones
About 50. Concrete gravestones are ruined, and the dates on them are eroded.
Date of oldest tombstone
1740 (oldest found by ESJF expedition)
Date of newest tombstone
1876 (latest found by ESJF expedition)
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. It was not marked on old maps, but according to the dates on the preserved gravestones it can be assumed that the cemetery already existed in the mid-18th century.

There is no information available about the Jewish community of Cherche.

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