Velyki Mezhyrichi Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Rivne
District
Korets
Settlement
Velyki Mezhyrichi
Site address
Velyki Mezhyrichi Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
50.650861,26.861755
Perimeter length
536 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. 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
Medium
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.
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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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