Kaniv Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Cherkasy
District
Kaniv
Settlement
Kaniv
Site address
From Kyivs'ka Street, opposite the "Avias Plus" filling station, turn South-East and drive 230 meters beyond the barrier.
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
The cemetery has a fence installed in October 2015 by ESJF, is a tall concrete wall with metal gates which have no lock. One section of the wall was damaged by a fallen tree.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
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.

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