Kaniv Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Cherkasy
District
Kaniv
Settlement
Kaniv
Site address
Kaniv Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
49.74256,31.44572
Perimeter length
413 metres. Modern perimeter is accurate. According to the old maps the perimeter was much bigger to the north-west (for about 250 meters).
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
Concrete panelled fencing with metal gates, installed by ESJF.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. The majority of the cemetery is wall maintained, although some areas are slightly overgrown. It seems the local government attempted to clear the vegetation with fire, as there are many burned pine trees around the site, one of which fell on the wall.
Number of existing gravestones
54. The majority of the tombstones are new. There are some fenced graves lacking tombstones.
Date of oldest tombstone
1913
Date of newest tombstone
2014
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Private
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact date of the cemetery’s foundation is unknown. The oldest tombstone dates to the early 20th century. It can first be found marked on Russian and German maps from 1941. The cemetery was fenced by ESJF in July 2015.