Kam’yanets’-Podil’s’kyy Karvasary Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Khmelnytskyy
District
Kam'yanets'-Podil's'kyy
Settlement
Kam'yanets'-Podil's'kyy
Site address
Kam'yanets'-Podil's'kyy Karvasary Old Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.67226, 26.55615
Perimeter length
484 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The preserved part of the cemetery is well-maintained. It requires fencing. Most of the gravestone from the site were used for construction.
Number of existing gravestones
35
Date of oldest tombstone
1800(only dated found by ESJF expedition)
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. According to the epigraphic data, it already existed in the late 18th century. It appears on old maps since the 1870s.

Before 1923, Karvasary was an independent town. In 1847, the Jewish population stood at 752 Jews. It was 720 Jews and consisted of more than half of the total population in 1897. In 1865, two synagogues existed in Karvasary, and by 1889, one more synagogue was built.