Medvedivka Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Cherkasy
District
Chyhyryn
Settlement
Medvedivka
Site address
Medvedivka Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
49.16743,32.39296
Perimeter length
372 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over. The southern part of the cemetery is derelict, while the northern area is now a field for crops.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Low
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
The site contains a recently erected monument dedicated to the cemetery which used to be there, erected by Medvedivka natives who now live in California, USA.
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The locals cannot recall the Jewish cemetery, but some remember their parents telling them about it. According to locals, almost the entire Jewish population of the village left after the collectivisation in the late 1920s. Moreover, many left during the Civil War, meaning the cemetery was demolished a long time ago. Farmers have occasionally found bones while ploughing the land.