Varkovychi Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Rivne
District
Dubno
Settlement
Varkovychi
Site address
Varkovychi Old Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
50.46893,25.98943
Perimeter length
199 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Fencing installed by ESJF (May 2017).
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. The entrance to the cemetery is severely overgrown, rendering it difficult to access. The cemetery itself is overgrown with trees, bushes, and tall grass, which require clearance. Many of the older gravestones have toppled over.
Number of existing gravestones
113. Dense vegetation has precluded an accurate count of the tombstones.
Date of oldest tombstone
1887
Date of newest tombstone
1934
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery establishment is unknown. Presumably it was established in the end of the 19th century. According to epigraphic data, it already existed in 1880s. First it appears on Russian map of 1885. The cemetery was fenced by ESJF in 2017.