Krolevets Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Sumy
District
Krolevets
Settlement
Krolevets'
Site address
Krolevets' Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
51.54268, 33.40395
Perimeter length
510 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The cemetery site was recently cleared. The older section is almost entirely demolished. The oldest preserved tombstone as moved to the entrance of the cemetery. According to locals, somebody had intended to take it, but the stone proved too heavy.
Number of existing gravestones
100. Some graves are fenced but missing stones, while there are dozens of fragments of stones around the site. Also there are some graves that has only fencelet and there are dozens of fragments and basics.
Date of oldest tombstone
1893
Date of newest tombstone
2013
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
The older section of the cemetery is home to two underground brick structures, which have not been identified.
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. Given it appears on Russian maps of the region as early as the 1870s, it can be inferred the cemetery was founded in that era. The oldest preserved tombstone dates to the late 19th century.

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