Tomashpil New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Vinnytsia
District
Tomashpil
Settlement
Yaryshivka
Site address
Cemetery does not have an address. The cemetery is located in the woods adjacent to Nahirna Street.
GPS coordinates
48.52509, 28.5277
Perimeter length
420 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is surrounded by a 1.5 metre tall concrete wall.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is covered with seasonal vegetation. There is a mass grave on the site.
Number of existing gravestones
1,327 (according to the cemetery caretaker).
Date of oldest tombstone
1928 (the earliest tombstone found by ESJF).
Date of newest tombstone
2017 (the latest tombstone found by ESJF).
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

Given the oldest preserved tombstone is dated 1928, it can be inferred the cemetery was already in use by the first half of the 20th century.

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. The cemetery could not be found marked on old maps of the region. The earliest tombstone found dates to 1936. Supposedly, it was founded in the first half of the 20th century. The most recent tombstone dates to 2017. There were Jews from Vapnyarka and Horyshkivka buried in the cemetery and there is a mass grave on the site.

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