Pechenizhyn Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Ivano-Frankivsk
District
Kolomyya
Settlement
Pechenizhyn
Site address
The cemetery is located behind the house at 7, Hoholya Street.
GPS coordinates
48.50958, 24.88512
Perimeter length
482 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is severely overgrown. It requires clearing and fencing.
Number of existing gravestones
500
Date of oldest tombstone
1855 (oldest found by ESJF expedition)
Date of newest tombstone
1940 (latest found by ESJF expedition)
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
There are two ohels on the site. One is dedicated to Rabbanith Sheyndil. The other is dedicated to Rabbi Israel David (died in1896), a son of Menakhem Mendil of Kosiv, and Rabbi Girshon (died in 1940).
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. The oldest gravestone relates to the mid-19th century, so it can be assumed that the cemetery emerged during that period. First, it appears on Austrian maps of the 1880s and later on Polish map of 1939.

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