Lyuboml’ Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Volyn
District
Lyuboml’
Settlement
Lyuboml’
Site address
Lyuboml’ Old Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
51.22243, 24.03649
Perimeter length
693 meters
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery. Overbuilt with residential buildings and shops.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

It is estimated that the cemetery was established in the 16th century. According to Yizkor Lyuboml’, the cemetery was closed in the 19th century. The gravestones on the southern and oldest part of the cemetery were already destroyed by 1930. The northern part contained many tombstones and ohels and served as a pilgrimage site for local Jews. In 1930, a high metal fence was built. The cemetery was demolished by Soviet authorities in 1939 to 1941 and overbuilt after WWII.