Poroshkovo Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Zakarpattia
District
Perechyn
Settlement
Poroshkovo
Site address
The cemetery is located near the bakery, between private gardens. One can access it through the yard of the house on 18, Tsentral’na Street.
GPS coordinates
48.67339, 22.74555
Perimeter length
84 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 located in a private garden and in good condition.
Number of existing gravestones
20
Date of oldest tombstone
1906
Date of newest tombstone
1936
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Private
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

Presumably, the Jewish cemetery in Poroshkovo was established in the 19th century. There were separate parts for men and women. According to epigraphic data, it already existed in 1906. The cemetery was used presumably until WWII, although the most recent preserved gravestone dates to 1936.

Jews are believed to have arrived in the area of Poroshkovo in the 19th century. In 1851, there were 21 Jews living in the village. In 1910, the Jewish population had risen to 130. During the Czechoslovakian period, the Jewish population had decreased to 94 by 1930. In 1936, the Jewish population constituted 8% the total population. Hungarian forces arrived in Poroshkovo in March 1939, with the consequence that the Jews were persecuted and forced out of their occupations. Some Jews were drafted into forced labour battalions. Others were sent to the Eastern front, where most perished. Some Jews without Hungarian citizenship were expelled to Kaminets-Podolski in Nazi-occupied Ukrainian territory and murdered. The remaining Jews of Poroshkovo were deported to Auschwitz in late May 1944. No Jews live in the town today.

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