Surveys in Moldova

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Cherche Jewish Cemetery

Drone survey :

Cherche Jewish Cemetery
Cherche Jewish Cemetery
Perimeter map :
Cherche Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Khmelnytskyy
District:
Chemerivtsi
Settlement:
Cherche
Site Address:
To reach the cemetery, walk across the fields for about 200 meters from the Church. The cemetery is located in the woods along the Smotrych river.
GPS coordinates:
48.86689,26.54165
Perimeter length:
264 metres. The perimeter is approximate.
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
No fence
General Site Condition:
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is severely overgrown. It requires full delineation, clearing and fencing. Several gravestones are buried in the ground or covered in vegetation.
Number of existing gravestones:
About 50. Concrete gravestones are ruined, and the dates on them are eroded.
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1740 (oldest found by ESJF expedition)
Date of Newest Tombstone:
1876 (latest found by ESJF expedition)
Urgency of erecting a fence:
High
Land Ownership:
Municipality/Property of local community
Drone surveys:
Yes

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. It was not marked on old maps, but according to the dates on the preserved gravestones it can be assumed that the cemetery already existed in the mid-18th century. There is no information available about the Jewish community of Cherche.