Simer Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Zakarpattia
District
Perechyn
Settlement
Simer
Site address
Simer Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.73239, 22.51591
Perimeter length
46 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 territory is clean. It is surrounded by private territory and well-maintained.
Number of existing gravestones
12
Date of oldest tombstone
1891
Date of newest tombstone
1937
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

Presumably, the Jewish Cemetery in Simer was established in the 19th century. According to epigraphic data, it already existed in 1891. The cemetery was used presumably until WWII, although the latest preserved gravestone dates to 1937.

Jews are believed to have arrived in the area of Simer in the early 19th century. In 1827 there were 16 Jews living in the village. The Jewish population was killed during WWII. No Jews live in the town today.