Sveksna Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Lithuania
Region
Klaipeda
District
Settlement
Sveksna
Site address
Sveksna Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
55.52219, 21.62178
Perimeter length
156 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is well-maintained.
Number of existing gravestones
21. Some tombstone fragments are located outside the fenced section of the cemetery.
Date of oldest tombstone
1796 (the earliest tombstone found by ESJF).
Date of newest tombstone
1931 (the latest tombstone found by ESJF).
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

Given the oldest preserved tombstone is dated 1796, it can be inferred the cemetery was already in use in the late 18th century.

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