Polonne Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Khmelnytskyy
District
Polonne
Settlement
Polonne
Site address
Polonne Old Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
50.1269,27.51373
Perimeter length
632 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is severely overgrown. It requires clearing and fencing of the northern side. The old and new parts of the cemetery are separated. The new part is well-maintained. The fence is in good condition.
Number of existing gravestones
600. There are also many gravestones' fragments.
Date of oldest tombstone
1761 (oldest found by ESJF expedition)
Date of newest tombstone
2017 (latest found by ESJF expedition)
Urgency of erecting a fence
Medium
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
There is a newly built ohel, dedicated to Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, Rabbi Yehuda Leib (died in 1770). The third gravestone in the ohel is broken. There are also three tsiyunim near the ohel, dedicated to Rabbi Shloma, Rabbi Ariye Leib, and Rabbi Abraham (died in 1774).
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown, but according to the dates on the preserved gravestones it can be assumed that the cemetery emerged in the mid-18th century. First, it appears on a Russian map of 1909, and, later, it was marked on a Polish map of 1939. The cemetery is still operational.

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