Zarichevo Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Zakarpattia
District
Perechyn
Settlement
Zarichevo
Site address
The cemetery is located on the southern outskirts of the village on a hill. At the end of the street which leads towards the bridge over the Uzh river, turn onto the dirt road and proceed for 400 metres east.
GPS coordinates
48.76166, 22.51833
Perimeter length
87 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is surrounded by a metal mesh fence with gabion sections, erected by ESJF in June 2017.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The territory of the cemetery is in good condition, but slightly overgrown and requires cleaning.
Number of existing gravestones
45
Date of oldest tombstone
1852
Date of newest tombstone
1936
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

Presumably, the Jewish cemetery in Zarichevo was established in the 19th century. According to epigraphic data, it already existed in 1852. The cemetery was used presumably until WWII, although the most recent preserved gravestone dates to 1936.

Jews are believed to have arrived in the area of Zarichevo in the early 19th century. In 1828, there were 17 Jews living in the village. In 1839, the Jewish population had increased to 25. During WWII, the Jewish community was killed. No Jews live in the village today.

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