Konotop Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Sumy
District
Konotop
Settlement
Konotop
Site address
Konotop Old Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
51.24587, 33.20471
Perimeter length
800 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Jewish section
General site condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery. The southern part of the cemetery site has been built over with a large memorial complex. The northeastern section is now occupied by private housing, while the northwestern area is now used as a park.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved. The preserved gravestones dated from the late 19th century were moved from the old cemetery to the municipal cemetery.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. A number of tombstones were transferred from Konotop Old Jewish cemetery to the local municipal cemetery. Given the dates on these, it can be inferred the cemetery already existed at the end of the 19th century. The cemetery was closed in 1954. It is not marked on old maps of the region.

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