Tarashcha Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Kyiv
District
Tarashcha
Settlement
Tarashcha
Site address
Tarashcha Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
49.56436, 30.48759
Perimeter length
500 meters
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 is severely overgrown with trees, bushes, and tall grass, making the tombstones difficult to access. About 15% of the cemetery is used for agricultural purposes, such as hay drying and cattle grazing. The vegetation needs to be cleared and a fence should be erected.
Number of existing gravestones
About 200
Date of oldest tombstone
1827
Date of newest tombstone
2004. Still operational.
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
The cemetery contains an ohel belonging to one Raphael of Bershad’, the key to which can be found in the house next to the cemetery.
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s foundation is unknown. However, as the oldest tombstone dates back to the first half of the 19th century, it can be assumed it was constructed around then. The cemetery is marked on old maps of the region.