Korets Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Rivne
District
Korets
Settlement
Korets'
Site address
The cemetery borders Sichovykh Stril’tsiv Street on its East side and the Korchyk River on its South-West.
GPS coordinates
50.614706, 27.164357
Perimeter length
747 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is surrounded by a 1.5 metre tall metal fence.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is severely overgrown with trees, bushes, and tall grass. Dense vegetation is damaging the tombstones. Clearance is required.
Number of existing gravestones
400
Date of oldest tombstone
1639
Date of newest tombstone
1935
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
There are three ohelim, two of which are made of stone, and one of which is wooden. One is dedicated to Rabbi Asher Tsvi, who died in 1817; the second to Rabbi Yitzkah Isaak haKohen, who died in 1788; and the third to Rabbi Mordekhai, for whom no date of death is listed. The ohelim were installed by the organisation "ohalei tzadikim — gader avot".
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery establishment is unknown. The oldest tombstone’s date relates to the mid 17th century so it can be assumed that the cemetery emerged during that period. It was marked on Russian topographic map in 1907. The cemetery was also mentioned in Yizkor memorial book of Rivne and marked on its map. The existing fence was erected in the 90s of the 20th century.
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