Polonne New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Khmelnytskyy
District
Polonne
Settlement
Polonne
Site address
The cemetery is located behind the house at 87, Zarichna Street. Enter the site through the private yard of the house.
GPS coordinates
50.10921, 27.51505
Perimeter length
330 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is surrounded by remnants of an old fence made out of metal mesh, slate, wood and barbed wire.
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is severely overgrown. It requires clearing and re-fencing.
Number of existing gravestones
100. The preserved gravestone should be lifted and cleared for the exact dating of the cemetery.
Date of oldest tombstone
1744 (oldest found by ESJF expedition)
Date of newest tombstone
1941 (latest found by ESJF expedition)
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Private
Preserved construction on site
There is an ohel on the site, dedicated to Rabbi David Pirkis, a student of Besht.
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. It was not marked on old maps. According to the dates on the preserved gravestones, it can be assumed that the cemetery already existed in the mid-18th century. First, it appears on a Soviet map of 1985.

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