Poltava Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Poltava
District
Poltava
Settlement
Poltava
Site address
Poltava Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
49.60304, 34.55784
Perimeter length
520 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Jewish section
General site condition
Jewish section within municipal cemetery. The section is severely overgrown with trees and bushes. Some of the graves are well-maintained. There is a security guard at the entrance.
Number of existing gravestones
about 1,500
Date of oldest tombstone
1946 (oldest found by ESJF).
Date of newest tombstone
2017, still operational.
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
State
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The cemetery emerged as a Jewish burial ground in the 1820-s. The site is marked as a Jewish cemetery on the topographic map of 1860s. During  WWII, the site was badly damaged. After the war, a municipal cemetery was established in its place, with Jewish and Christiansections. During the Lo Tishkach project expedition of 2016, the tombstone of presumably 1909 was found.  In 2019 ESJF team could not localise it

 

 

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