Yakymivka Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Vinnytsia
District
Orativ
Settlement
Yakymivka
Site address
Cemetery does not have an address. Location description:The cemetery is located on Pol’ova Street, around 325 metres from the road to Pohrebysche, by the left side of the road.
GPS coordinates
49.28762, 29.52104
Perimeter length
244 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is surrounded by a 2 metre tall concrete wall, installed by ESJF in 2019. The section of the cemetery which borders private land is fenced with a 1.5 metre tall metal fence. There are 2 entrances in the fence.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is well-maintained. The team who made the previous expedition spoke to locals who recalled tombstones on the site as recently as the 1980s.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved.
Date of oldest tombstone
N/A
Date of newest tombstone
N/A
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

According to the Commission on Preservation of Jewish Heritage, the cemetery was established in the first half of the 18th century.

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. The cemetery could not be found marked on old maps of the region. Supposedly, it was founded in the second half of the 19th century. According to locals, the gravestones date to the late 20th century. The cemetery is abandoned and its land is used for cattle grazing.