Zelva Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Lithuania
Region
Utena
District
Settlement
Želva
Site address
Želva Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
 55.21747 25.0973
Perimeter length
339 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
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is well-maintained. There is some seasonal vegetation on the site .
Number of existing gravestones
50
Date of oldest tombstone
1903 (the earliest tombstone found by ESJF).
Date of newest tombstone
1917 (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

Given the oldest preserved tombstone is dated 1903, it can be inferred the cemetery was already in use by the early 20th century.

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