Konotop Jewish Section on Municipal Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Sumy
District
Konotop
Settlement
Konotop
Site address
Konotop Jewish Section on Municipal Cemetery
GPS coordinates
51.25312, 33.20623
Perimeter length
400 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Jewish section
General site condition
Jewish section within municipal cemetery. The Jewish section is clear and well-maintained, as is the rest of the cemetery.
Number of existing gravestones
1200. The section is mixed, making it difficult to attain an accurate count of the Jewish stones. There are a number of matzevot bearing two inscriptions, made at different times. According to locals, during the demolition of the old cemetery, some of the gravestones were transferred to the municipal cemetery, meaning the oldest stones on the site are most likely being reused. It is difficult to calculate the exact amount because the section is mixed. There are several gravestones with 2 inscriptions made at different times. According to locals during the demolishing of the old cemetery, some gravestones were removed to the municipal cemetery and, presumably, the oldest stones on the site are in second use.
Date of oldest tombstone
The oldest found is dated 1885 (presumably from the old cemetery).
Date of newest tombstone
The latest found is dated 2017.
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
There is a memorial dedicated to Holocaust victims killed in Konotop.
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. According to Lo Tishkakh, the oldest preserved tombstone dates to 1940. However, tombstones were found dating to the late 19th century, which were most likely transferred from the old cemetery.