Ozeryany New Jewish Cemetery (Volyn Region)

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Volyn
District
Turyys'k
Settlement
Ozeryany
Site address
145, Holovna Street. The cemetery is on the right of the house.
GPS coordinates
51.03454, 24.82394
Perimeter length
302 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
The cemetery site had been used for agricultural purposes. Today, it is a waste land.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

The period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown, but it presumably existed in the early 20th century. The cemetery can be found on pre-war maps. A neighbour remembers the existence of the cemetery as well as many gravestones on its site.

The first records of Jews residing in Ozeryany date back to the early 18th century. In 1761, the only meeting of the Council of the Four Lands in Volyn’ took place here. According to different sources, either 706 Jews or 340 Jews resided here by 1820. By 1941, the Jewish population had grown to approximately 850 individuals. On June 28, 1941, Ozeryany was occupied by the Nazi troops. In spring 1942, the ghetto was set up, in which local Jews and Jews from the surrounding villages were imprisoned. In August 1941, during the liquidation of the ghetto, 762 Jews were shot near the cemetery of Sushibaba. Six Jews from Ozeryany survived WWII. In 1989, a monument on the site of the shooting was erected.

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