Okhtyrka Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Sumy
District
Okhtyrka
Settlement
Okhtyrka
Site address
Okhtyrka Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
50.32222, 34.91862
Perimeter length
240 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The site is somewhat overgrown with bushes and tall grass. The cemetery is not in critical condition, but it is gradually degrading. There is one new Christian grave on the section, and it appears more will soon be added.
Number of existing gravestones
68. 15 of them are broken.
Date of oldest tombstone
1911
Date of newest tombstone
2004
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact era of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. It is not marked on old maps of the region. Given the oldest preserved tombstone dates to the early 20th century, it can be inferred the cemetery was founded in that period.