Pyryatyn Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Poltava
District
Pyryatyn
Settlement
Pyryatyn
Site address
8, Tsybanya Street.
GPS coordinates
50.250586, 32.501814
Perimeter length
631 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery has a fence installed in November 2019 by ESJF.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is well-maintained. The fence is in good condition. Due to a landslide, the norther part of the cemetery fell into a ravine, many human bones are scattered in a ravine or sticking out of the ground.
Number of existing gravestones
Approximately 200 (dense vegetation prevented an accurate count of the tombstones)
Date of oldest tombstone
1882
Date of newest tombstone
1999
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. The cemetery is marked on the Russian map of 1860s, so it can be assumed the cemetery was founded before that time. The oldest preserved tombstone dates to the 19th century.

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