Obj. ID: 10735
Jewish Funerary Art New Jewish cemetery in Khmelnytskyi (Proskurov), Ukraine
According to ESJF European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative, the exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. The cemetery emerged at the end of the 19th century. First, it appears on a Russian map of the 1890s. The oldest preserved gravestone’s fragment relates to the early 19th century, but there is an assumption that this fragment was brought from the older demolished cemeteries of Kmel’nyts’kyy.
The preserved part of the cemetery is fenced. The eastern and southern sides are surrounded by a concrete fence of two metres height, the western side is surrounded by a stone wall of two metres height, and the northern side is surrounded by a metal fence on a stone foundation of 1.5 metres height.
Private houses and a public park were built over the southern part of the cemetery. A State Emergency Service building, bureau of funeral services and flats were built over its western part. The preserved part of the cemetery works as a museum, it is maintained by Chesed Besht organisation.
There are about 500 gravestones. There are many preserved gravestones' fragments installed in the eastern wall of the cemetery.
| Between the houses 1 and 3 on Tolstoho street