Hremyach Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Chernihiv
District
Novhorod-Siverskyi
Settlement
Hremyach
Site address
Hremyach Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
52.35196,33.28467
Perimeter length
220 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 derelict. No tombstones were found. The impression of a moat is visible around the edges of the site.
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
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. Its existence is recorded on the database of the Committee for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage. The impression of a moat can be seen around the cemetery’s borders.

The earliest evidence of a Jewish community in Hremyach dates back to the 19th century. According to the 1897 census, 353 Jews lived in the town (10.7% of the total population), and a house of prayer had already been established. In 1919, the Jewish community survived a pogrom in which 15 Jews were killed. By 1926, the Jewish population had significantly dropped; only 41 Jews lived in the town. According to the 1939 census only 26 Jews remained. Hremyach was occupied from December 1941 until September 1943. Today there is no available information about the number of Jews in Hremyach. The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. The information about the cemetery is recorded on the database of the Committee for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage. The last known Hasidic Jewish burial took place in 1940. The cemetery boundaries have remained unchanged since 1939. In the 5-7 years after the war, the stones were used for construction.

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