Vilkija Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Lithuania
Region
Kaunas
District
Kaunas
Settlement
Vilkija
Site address
Vilkija Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
55.037160, 23.591523
Perimeter length
510 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is located in the woods and is thus somewhat overgrown. Clearance and fencing are required.
Number of existing gravestones
around 50.
Date of oldest tombstone
1893
Date of newest tombstone
1926
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
There is a monument dedicated to a historic Jewish cemetery and the individuals buried therein.
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. Given the oldest preserved tombstone dates to the late 19th century, it can be inferred the cemetery was already in use by that era.

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