Obj. ID: 9135
Jewish Funerary Art New Jewish cemetery in Chernivtsi (Czernowitz), Ukraine
According to ESJF European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative, the cemetery was founded by the municipality in 1866. According to the original plan of an engineer Rally, the cemetery was designed as a garden complex. The planning was completed by a designer Gaimbe. The municipality initially allocated smaller land plot, and the Jewish community raised funds for the purchase of land under the extension of the cemetery to its present size. About 50,000 Chernivtsi people are buried in this cemetery, including the first Jewish mayor, Edward Reiss (1905-1907); Jewish poet Eliezer Steinbarg, Chief Rabbi of the community Benno Straucher, Chairman of the Chernivtsi Chamber of Advocates Max Foxganer; philanthropists Anna and Marcus Kisslinger; Reichsrat politician and deputy David Tittinger, the citizen of honour of Chernivtsi Markus Campelmacher, politicians and public figures Joseph Steiner and Shaul Leib Steinmetz, doctors Dr. Sigmund Neuberger and Dr. Joseph Okhrenstein, as well as many others who made a significant contribution to the political, economic, cultural and social life of Chernivtsi. There are a lot of masterpiece ceilings, sarcophagi, mausoleums and obelisks are made of marble, granite, gabbro, sandstone, cement and other materials. Such prominent sculptors as B. Reder, L. Kukuruza, the Moskalyuki brothers, K. Kundl and others worked on the cemetery. The ceremonial building (Beit-Tahara ) was built in 1905, designed by architect Funkel. Since 1995, by the decision of the Chernivtsi City Council, the cemetery is part of the historical and cultural reserve "Cemetery on Zelena (Green) Street". Today, thanks to the efforts of I. Zisels, the process of compiling a catalogue of the cemetery and reconstruction ceremonial building is ongoing. The cemetery is still operating. The cemetery is surrounded by a metal mesh fence on a concrete foundation. There are about 45,000 gravestones.
Date of the oldest tombstone 1860s
Date of the latest tombstone 2010s
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