Chyhyryn Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Cherkasy
District
Chyhyryn
Settlement
Chyhyryn
Site address
Chyhyryn Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
49.07318,32.65979
Perimeter length
840 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over. The cemetery site is located on the hill, and is now derelict. Some small rocks resembling fragments of matzevot are scattered around the site. Multiple stones are piled under a tree, but as the inscriptions are gone, it is difficult to determine whether they are from a Jewish or a Christian cemetery.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Low
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
There is a tsiyun erected by Meir Habai on the site, but the nameplate has fallen off. The tsiyun is dedicated to the former cemetery of Chyhyryn, to the rabbis buried in the cemetery, including Rabbi Nahman of Chyhyryn, among others.
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s foundation is unknown. However, as it appears on a Russian map from 1929 it can be assumed the cemetery already existed in that era.