Shepetivka Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Khmelnytskyy
District
Shepetivka
Settlement
Shepetivka
Site address
Shepetivka Old Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
50.17347,27.06079
Perimeter length
113 metres. It is a modern perimeter. The original perimeter is unknown.
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
Number of existing gravestones
1. There is one preserved gravestone on the private site adjacent to an ohel.
Date of oldest tombstone
1795 (only found by ESJF expedition)
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Private
Preserved construction on site
There is an ohel of Rabbi Pinhas of Korets' (died in 1791) and his son Abraham Shapiro, a disciple of Baal Shem Tov. The ohel was constructed by the Ohaley Tsadikim union.
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

It is known that the cemetery already existed in the 18th century and operated until the beginning of the 20th century. There are two assumptions when the cemetery was demolished. One says the cemetery was demolished during the Russian revolution when the new cemetery emerged. The other says that it was demolished during WWII. The site was built over during the Soviet period.