Hoshcha New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Rivne
District
Hoshcha
Settlement
Hoshcha
Site address
Starting at 126 Nalyvayka Street, follow the dirt road East for around 300 metres. Upon reaching the crossroad, turn right and continue for 100 metres until you reach the cemetery walls.
GPS coordinates
50.59862, 26.69983
Perimeter length
456 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is surrounded by a 1.5 metre tall concrete wall with metal gates installed in May 2017 by ESJF.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The larger section of the cemetery was demolished. The site is severely overgrown with tall grass. Clearance is required.
Number of existing gravestones
42. Only 14 of the gravestones are legible.
Date of oldest tombstone
1840
Date of newest tombstone
1928
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
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. The oldest preserved tombstone dates to the mid 19th century, so it can be assumed the cemetery was founded around that time. It can first be found marked on a Russian map of the region from 1898 and, later, on maps from the 1930s. The fence was erected by ESJF in 2017.
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