Sharivka Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Khmelnytskyy
District
Yarmolyntsi
Settlement
Sharivka
Site address
Sharivka Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
49.21935,26.93978
Perimeter length
319 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is well-maintained. There are dozens of gravestones' fragments on the site. There is a memorial made out of gravestones' fragments.
Number of existing gravestones
85
Date of oldest tombstone
1842
Date of newest tombstone
1928
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
There is a memorial without inscription on the site, erected in 2019. It is shaped like a menorah and star.
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. The oldest preserved gravestone relates to the mid-19th century, so it can be assumed that the cemetery emerged during that period. First, it appears on a Russian map of 1907. Later it was marked on a Polish map of 1939. Jews are known from the 16th century. In 1765, the Jewish population was 114 and swelled to 581 in 1897. 647 Jews resided in Sharivka in 1926 during the Soviet time. On July 8, 1941, the Germans occupied the town. During the occupation, the Jews were forced to work in a kolkhoz. In October 1941, the Jews of Sharivka were shot.