Sarny Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Cherkasy
District
Monastyrysche
Settlement
Sarny
Site address
Sarny Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.91983,29.93742
Perimeter length
599 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over. The cemetery site is located in the woods and is therefore severely overgrown with trees, bushes, and tall grass. There are some fragments resembling matzevot. However, the gravestones bearing the Star of David which locals claimed were located on the site ten years ago could not be found by the ESJF survey team. Judging by the general condition of the site, they may have sunk fully into the ground.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Low
Land ownership
Forestry
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. As it appears on Russian and Polish maps of the region from 1910 and 1941, respectively, it can be inferred the cemetery already existed in the early 20th century. The majority of the cemetery was demolished during the Soviet era. According to locals, 10 years ago there were still tombstones on the site, but today no visible traces of the cemetery or its boundaries remain.