Shatava Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Khmelnytskyy
District
Dunaivtsi
Settlement
Shatava
Site address
Shatava Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.77341,26.71115
Perimeter length
280 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 severely overgrown. It requires clearing and fencing. Some gravestones are located in the private yards which, presumably, occupy the territory of the cemetery. The cemetery is used for household needs, gardening and cattle grazing.
Number of existing gravestones
About 160. Vegetation on the site does not allow to establish the exact number of gravestones.
Date of oldest tombstone
1775
Date of newest tombstone
1983
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Private
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. The oldest preserved gravestone relates to the second half of the 18th century, so it can be assumed that the cemetery emerged during that period. According to epigraphic data, the cemetery was operational until the late Soviet period. First, it appears on Russian maps in the 1920s. Later it was marked on Polish maps of 1939. The Jews were present from the 16th century. In 1765, 164 Jews were inhabitants of Shatava. According to the revision of 1847, the Jewish population reached a peak of 1,136 (42,5% of the total). According to the census, 725 Jews (34,3% of the total) lived in the town in 1897. In 1926, in the Soviet period, the number of Jewish residents was 434 people. On July 10, 1941, the Germans occupied the town. During the occupation, 300 Jews of Shatava and its outskirts were murdered.