Sudche Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Volyn
District
Liubeshiv
Settlement
Sudche
Site address
Sudche Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
51.74434,25.58941
Perimeter length
228 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over. The area contains a number of old trees. However, there are no other signs of the former cemetery. Locals use the site as a recreation area, and some litter was found scattered around.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Low
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The period of the cemetery’s foundation is unknown. It appears on Russian maps of the mid-19th century. Locals recall the Jewish cemetery existing on this site. Today, no visible traces of the cemetery remain. There is no information to be found on the shtetl of Voinovka, today a part of Sudche. Sudche was occupied by the Nazis in late June 1941. On August 18, 1942, around 300 Jews from the surrounding villages, as well as the local community, were killed. In 1990, a monument was erected on the site of the mass shooting.