Surveys in Greece

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Corfu New Jewish Cemetery

Perimeter map:

Corfu New Jewish Cemetery map

Country:
Greece
Region:
Ionian Islands
Settlement:
Corfu
Site Address:
9, Palaiokastritsas Street, adjacent to the Catholic cemetery.
GPS coordinates:
39.62189, 19.90340
Perimeter length:
340 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
Yes. The cemetery is surrounded by a masonry fence of up to three metres in height.
General Site Condition:
The operating cemetery is in good condition and cared for by the Jewish community. It is slightly overgrown.
Number of existing gravestones:
107. There have been 62 burials at the cemetery since 1942. The site also includes 45 laid out tombstones, which were transported here from an old demolished cemetery of Corfu, most probably from the Sephardic one.
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1942. Among the tombstones brought here from the old cemetery, one gravestone dates from 1702.
Date of Newest Tombstone:
2018
Urgency of erecting a fence:
The cemetery is fenced
Land Ownership:
Property of local community
Preserved Construction on Site:
There is a beit-tahara on the cemetery site.
Mass Graves on Site:
Yes. A monument marks the mass grave with reburied remains from the old cemetery of Corfu.
Drone surveys:
No. There is a no-fly zone surrounding the adjacent airport.