Surveys

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Rhodes New Jewish Cemetery

Perimeter map:

Rhodes New Jewish Cemetery map

Country:
Greece
Region:
South Aegean
District:
Rhodes
Settlement:
Rhodes
Site Address:
The cemetery is located on Leoforos Kallitheas Street. The entrance is opposite 9, Leoforos Kallitheas Street. The cemetery is adjacent to the municipal Catholic, Muslim and Orthodox cemeteries.
GPS coordinates:
36.42765, 28.22936
Perimeter length:
465 metres
Type and height of existing fence:
The cemetery is surrounded by a masonry fence of 2.5 metres height. It has a separate entrance.
General Site Condition:
The cemetery is in excellent condition. It is maintained and under the constant care of the Jewish community. There is a separate section for the reburials from the Rhodes Old Jewish cemetery and the graves of rabbis.
Number of existing gravestones:
Around 1,500. Around 1,300 these graves were reburied from the Rhodes Old Jewish cemetery in 1938.
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1938. The oldest tombstone, which was brought from the Rhodes Old Jewish cemetery, dates from 1593.
Date of Newest Tombstone:
2015
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Fence is not needed. The cemetery is fenced.
Land Ownership:
Property of local community
Preserved Construction on Site:
There is a beit-tahara, a museum, and a memorial to Holocaust victims on the cemetery site.
Drone surveys:
Yes