Horodnya New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Chernihiv
District
Horodnia
Settlement
Horodnya
Site address
Horodnya New Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
51.87231,31.5882
Perimeter length
786 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 newer part of the cemetery is clear and well-maintained. The older section is severely overgrown with trees and bushes, while the oldest area is now heavily wooded. The remainder of the site, which is unfenced, is surrounded by a ditch.
Number of existing gravestones
About 70
Date of oldest tombstone
1921
Date of newest tombstone
2014
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
State
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. Given the oldest preserved tombstone dates to the first half of the 20th century, it can be inferred the cemetery was founded in that era. It first appears on a Russian map of the region from 1939.
There were two cemeteries in Horodnya. The exact period of the new cemetery’s establishment is unknown. Given the oldest preserved tombstone dates to the first half of the 20th century, it can be inferred the cemetery was founded around that time. It first appears on a Russian map of the region from 1939.