Novhorod-Sivers’kyy New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Chernihiv
District
Novhorod-Siverskyi
Settlement
Novhorod-Sivers'kyy
Site address
Novhorod-Sivers'kyy New Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
52.00283,33.29096
Perimeter length
680 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The territory is severely overgrown with bushes and trees. The majority of the preserved tombstones are located in the cemetery's northwestern section. Meanwhile, its older part has grown into woodland. Clearance is required.
Number of existing gravestones
About 70
Date of oldest tombstone
1919
Date of newest tombstone
2018, still operational
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. It cannot be found marked on old maps of the region. The oldest preserved tombstone dates to the early 20th century, from which it can be inferred the cemetery was founded during that era. According to the Committee for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage, the older part of the cemetery was demolished during war time, with the tombstones being used to pave Sverdlova Street.

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. It cannot be found marked on old maps of the region. The oldest preserved tombstone dates to the early 20th century, therefore it can be presumed that the cemetery was founded around that time. According to the Committee for the Preservation of Jewish Cemeteries in Europe, the older section of the cemetery was demolished during the war and the tombstones were used for the pavements.