Stepantsi Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Cherkasy
District
Kaniv
Settlement
Stepantsi
Site address
Stepantsi Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
49.70909,31.29137
Perimeter length
441 metres. The perimeter is approximate.
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 majority of the cemetery was demolished and the site is overgrown with tall grass. The preserved tombstones have been toppled and the ground has been dug up around the site. There are numerous bones scattered around the cemetery (some of which belong to animals). Part of the site is used as a dump.
Number of existing gravestones
16. 16 gravestones and a few basic stones. One tombstone is dated 1990 but appears to be much older. This may be a result of erosion from rain or other factors which caused the number "4" to appear to read "9" instead.
Date of oldest tombstone
1905
Date of newest tombstone
1911
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown but the oldest preserved gravestone dates to the early 20th century. The cemetery can first be found marked on a Russian topographic map from the 1860s and, later, on maps from 1941. As such, it can be assumed that it already existed in the mid 19th century.

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