Lubny Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Moldova
Region
None
District
Lubny
Settlement
Lubny
Site address
Lubny Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
50.02580,33.01626
Perimeter length
377 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. A part of the cemetery was demolished and built over with private houses. The preserved section of the cemetery (the North-East corner) was converted into a public park, in which all the preserved tombstones are now located. Disinterred human bones were found on the site. Fencing is required.
Number of existing gravestones
About 15. Almost all the tombstones were thrown by locals into a ravine and filled with land for construction.
Date of oldest tombstone
1905
Date of newest tombstone
1928
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Private
Preserved construction on site
There is memorial dedicated to the demolished Jewish cemetery of Lubny.
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s foundation is unknown. However, according to locals, the cemetery already existed in the 19th century. Locals say that once the cemetery occupied 4-5 hectares, and began to be began to be gradually demolished and overbuilt with private houses in 1920s. The cemetery is marked on the RKKA topographic map of 1941 with a perimeter slight larger than the preserved part today. The oldest preserved tombstone dates to the early 20th century. During the last decade, the remainder of the site was cleared by local authorities and used as a public park.