Velyki Mezhyrichi Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Rivne
District
Korets
Settlement
Velyki Mezhyrichi
Site address
Next to 51 Tserkovna Street. From the E40, drive North towards Velyki Mezhyrichi. Pass the Stavy River and drive another 230 meters. The entrance to the cemetery is on a hill to the right of the road.
GPS coordinates
50.650861, 26.861755
Perimeter length
536 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is surrounded by a 1 metre tall metal fence, with a 1.5 metre tall wall running along the side facing the road.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Most of the cemetery has been demolished, and its site is somewhat overgrown. Only a few preserved tombstones and fragments remain. The north-eastern section of the cemetery is now occupied by private houses.
Number of existing gravestones
6. Only 3 legible tombstones remain, located next to the memorial.
Date of oldest tombstone
1916
Date of newest tombstone
1935
Urgency of erecting a fence
Low
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Natives of the village who now live in other countries have installed a memorial to their ancestors buried in the cemetery. There is a memorial dedicated to ancestors buried on the cemetery installed by the natives of the village currently living in other countries.
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown, but according to the dates on the preserved tombstones it can be assumed that the cemetery already existed in the early 20th century. First it appears on Russian topographic map in 1907 and later on Polish map of 1939.
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