Zemaiciu-Naumiestis First Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Lithuania
Region
Klaipeda
District
Shilute
Settlement
Zemaiciu-Naumiestis
Site address
Zemaiciu-Naumiestis First Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
55.356334, 21.679364
Perimeter length
530 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 a grove and is slightly overgrown. Clearance and fencing are required.
Number of existing gravestones
374
Date of oldest tombstone
1878
Date of newest tombstone
1929
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. However, it can be assumed that it was founded in the latter half of the 19th century, as the oldest preserved tombstone dates to this era.

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