Ruzhyn Jewish Сemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Zhytomyr
District
Ruzhyn
Settlement
Ruzhyn
Site address
Ruzhyn Jewish Сemetery
GPS coordinates
49.7229724 29.2080321
Perimeter length
758 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 newer section of the cemetery is clear and well-maintained. However, the site is used for cattle grazing, pits have been dug for storing vegetables, and the older gravestones are located in dense vegetation. Clearance and fencing are both required.
Number of existing gravestones
Approximately 500 Excess vegetation precluded an accurate count of the tombstones.
Date of oldest tombstone
1875
Date of newest tombstone
2000
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 the oldest preserved tombstone dates to the late 19th century, it can be gathered the cemetery was founded in that era. It cannot be found marked on old maps of the region.

 

 

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