Romny Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Sumy
District
Romny
Settlement
Romny
Site address
Romny Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
50.73815,33.47256
Perimeter length
570 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
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is partially fenced but it not protected. The older section is severely overgrown with trees and bushes, with refuse scattered about. Moreover, there is a Christian section located very close to the old, demolished Jewish graves. The southern section of the cemetery site has been partially built over with private housing, while the adjacent land is occupied by private gardens. However, the new section is well-maintained.
Number of existing gravestones
650. There are several graves belonging to baptised Jews and descendants of Jews who were born into mixed families.
Date of oldest tombstone
1918
Date of newest tombstone
2018 (Still operational).
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
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. Given it appears on Russian maps as early as the 1870s, it can be inferred the cemetery was founded in the second half of the 19th century. The oldest preserved tombstone dates to the early 20th century.

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