Nemunaitis Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Moldova
Region
None
District
Alytus
Settlement
Nemunaitis
Site address
Nemunaitis Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
54.29767, 24.02468
Perimeter length
160 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. There is some seasonal vegetation growth on the cemetery.
Number of existing gravestones
Around 34
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
No

Historical overview

In 1847, Nemunaitis (Pl. Niemonajcie, Yid. נעמונײַץ) had 225 Jews. The synagogue was built in 1838. In 1897, the Jewish population was 361, or 49% of the total. The congregation was Jewish Orthodox. There were 15 Jewish families at the beginning of WWII. All of them were killed in 1941 after the arrival of German troops.

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