Mezhyrich Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Cherkasy
District
Kaniv
Settlement
Mezhyrich
Site address
Mezhyrich Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
49.627207,31.435136
Perimeter length
313 metres
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. The site is now occupied by a private house and a sawmill. The undeveloped portion of the land is derelict.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved. Gravestones were taken as construction materials for the local school.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Private
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

According to old maps there used to be about 10 cemeteries in Mezhyrich. Locals confirmed the existence of only one. The exact period of its establishment is unknown. According to locals the cemetery was demolished during the Soviet era. No visible traces of the cemetery or its boundaries remain today.