Kornyn Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Zhytomyr
District
Popelnyansky
Settlement
Kornyn
Site address
The cemetery was opposite the house at No.19 Zarichnaya Street.
GPS coordinates
50.08673, 29.5275
Perimeter length
261 мetres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is not fenced.
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
The cemetery was demolished, apparently plowed many times. It is covered with dense seasonal vegetation. t was not possible to find out to whom the territory belongs, a small part is used for a garden. Locals do not know where the tombstones have gone.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved.
Date of oldest tombstone
N/A
Date of newest tombstone
N/A
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Other
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. According to the Commission on the Preservation of Jewish Heritage, the burials were carried out until 1941. In the late 1950s, the cemetery was demolished in connection with the planting of an orchard, in 1960-1970 the land was plowed. It is not marked on maps.

The town of Kornyn (Ukr., Rus. Корнин, Yid. קאָרנין) had Jewish residents in 1618, however the Jewish community was annihilated in the Chmielnicki uprising of 1648–49. In 1897, Kornyn had a Jewish population of 807 (26% of the town) and the community maintained a prayer house. During the Civil War, the Jews of Kornyn suffered in the pogrom of 1919. During WWII, all Jews remaining in Kornyn were murdered by the Germans.
The exact date of the establishment of the cemetery is unknown. It was abandoned after the destruction of the Jewish community in 1941. The cemetery was demolished in the late 1950s.