Sumy Jewish Section on Municipal Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Sumy
District
Sumy
Settlement
Sumy
Site address
Sumy Jewish Section on Municipal Cemetery
GPS coordinates
50.89125,34.7848
Perimeter length
393 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Jewish section
General site condition
Jewish section within municipal cemetery. The Jewish section is large and predominantly well-maintained. It is mixed; however, the Jewish gravestones are oriented in the opposite direction from the Christian ones. There is also a Karaite section.
Number of existing gravestones
Over 700 (total amount is about 1400). More than half of the total number of gravestones in the cemetery are Jewish. A number of the graves belong to baptised Jews.
Date of oldest tombstone
1896
Date of newest tombstone
2016
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the section’s establishment is unknown. Given it was marked on a cadastral map from the 19th century, it can be inferred it was founded at the end of the 19th century. The oldest preserved tombstone dates to the late 19th century.

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