Vievis Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Lithuania
Region
Vilnius
District
Settlement
Vievis
Site address
Vievis Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
54.75869, 24.87065
Perimeter length
126 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over. The cemetery is severely overgrown. Part of the cemetery was built over during the construction of the highway.
Number of existing gravestones
19. There are 4 tombstones that are definitely Jewish. There are 24 more which do not appear to be Christian and may therefore be Jewish.
Date of oldest tombstone
1868 (the earliest tombstone found by ESJF).
Date of newest tombstone
1900 (the latest tombstone found by ESJF).
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The Jewish cemetery emerged no later than the mid-19th century, as the earliest preserved tombstone dates to 1868. It existed until 1963, as is said in Yiddish and Lithuanian on the memorial stone on the site. According to the Kulturos Vertubiu Registras, it was partly built over during the construction of the Vilnius-Kaunas road.

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