Ivanytsya Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Sumy
District
Ichnia
Settlement
Ivanytsya
Site address
Ivanytsya Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
50.792912,32.646063
Perimeter length
352 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 location and delineation of the cemetery site is approximate, based on the testimony of local people. Most of them locate the cemetery in a derelict site marked by ESJF team. However, according to other evidence, the private houses on Shevchenka Street are built on the cemetery site.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

Ivanytsya was established in 16th century. The earliest known Jewish Community in the town dated back to the second half of the 19th century. As of 1890 there were around 50 Jewish families, whose general activity was trade. In 1886 there were 16 shops and 10 taverns in the town, some of which were supposedly Jewish-owned. As of 1910, the number had dropped to 36. In 1917, the Jewish community survived a pogrom. By1930, only 6 Jews remained. As of 2001, the total population numbered 1,858 people. Ivanytsya was occupied from September 15th, 1941 until September 17th, 1943. Locals recall the cemetery was demolished before WWII, in the 1930s. The Jewish population left the town during the Civil war of 1918-1919 because of the pogroms.

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