Kuna Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Vinnytsia
District
Gaisinsky
Settlement
Kuna
Site address
The former site of the cemetery is located opposite 8 Sportivnaya Street. Its former site is now occupied by a stadium and an abandoned petrol station.
GPS coordinates
48.78007, 29.34206
Perimeter length
777 мetres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery has been demolished. Its former site is now occupied by a stadium and an abandoned petrol station. According to a local resident, the stadium and petrol station which now occupy the cemetery’s former site were constructed around the 1970s. The date of the cemetery’s demolition is unknown, as is the location of its tombstones.
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
Private
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

There is not much information on the Jewish community of Kuna. It is first mentioned in the 19th century. It is known that in 1887 the percentage of Jews in the general population was 19.5%. According to the census of 1897 there lived 206 Jews (11.6%) in the town. Kuna’s Jews were mostly engaged in crafting. By 1923, the Jewish community had shrunk to just 7 people and the community moved to Haysyn.

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. The cemetery could not be found marked on the old maps of the region. Supposedly, it was founded in the second half of the XIX century. The exact period of the cemetery’s demolition is also unknown. The cemetery territory is built over with a football field and a gas station.

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