Kolochava Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Zakarpattia
District
Mizhhirya
Settlement
Kolochava
Site address
Kolochava Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.43280, 23.69642
Perimeter length
181 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is well-maintained. It requires re-fencing. The cemetery site is used for cattle grazing.
Number of existing gravestones
13. Two gravestones were found 300 meters away from the cemetery and moved to the Jewish section of the museum of Skansen in Sweden.
Date of oldest tombstone
1842
Date of newest tombstone
1937
Urgency of erecting a fence
Medium
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Four memorial signs with the names of the Jewish victims of the Holocaust are located on the cemetery site, installed by a local politician and businessman Stanislav Arzhevitin. He wrote a book about the Jewish community of Kolochava.
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown, but according to the dates on the preserved gravestones it can be assumed that the cemetery emerged in the mid-19th century. First, it appears on cadastral maps of 1864.