Corfu Old Sephardic Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Greece
Region
Ionian Islands
District
Corfu
Settlement
Corfu
Site address
Corfu Old Sephardic Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
39.62219, 19.912076
Perimeter length
Further research is required for an exact delineation of the perimeter.
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Unknown
General site condition
The cemetery was demolished completely and the territory was built up. Today, there is a school, a fire station, a parking lot, as well as residential buildings on the site.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved. 45 tombstones from Corfu’s old cemeteries have been preserved and brought to Corfu’s New Jewish cemetery. Remains from the old cemetery were reburied in a mass grave in the New cemetery. It is not clear whether the preserved tombstones come from the Sephardic or the Romaniote cemetery; however, the tombstone inscriptions seem to indicate that they come from the Sephardic cemetery.
Date of oldest tombstone
1702
Date of newest tombstone
1936
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
State
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview