Shostka Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Sumy
District
Shostka
Settlement
Shostka
Site address
Shostka Old Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
51.86004, 33.47024
Perimeter length
190 metres
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. The cemetery site is now occupied by private houses and a cafe.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Private
Preserved construction on site
A memorial to the people buried in the cemetery was erected on the site in the 1990s.
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The cemetery was established in 1854 on land belonging to the Shostka powder factory, and closed by the factory in 1888. It was marked on a cadastral map in 1897. The cemetery was demolished during the Soviet era. Today, no visible traces of the cemetery or its boundaries remain.

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