cemetery is a part of the Historical and Cultural Conservation Area of Cemetery
in Zelena st. The cemetery was established in 1866 based on the resolution of
Engineer Reli, the design author,
wanted to make the Jewish cemetery a park monument. The cemetery territory is
broken into planned quarters making a single closed complex. The formation of
quarters finished in late 1880s. Today the cemetery has 137 quarters.
territory of today’s cemetery occupies about 14 hectares. The cemetery has two
entrances, the main entrance from Zelena st. and the secondary one from
Lubenska st. According to some estimates more than 100 Chernivtsi citizens rest
on the monument’s territory. Many of them played an important role in cultural
and economic development of the city.
cemetery Beit Kaddishim building was erected in 1905 by architect Josef Funkel
for the funds of the Jewish religious community. It includes four rooms: the
ceremony hall, mortuary, office room and the ceremony store.
GALLERY (click photos to enlarge)
The plaque on the Moan Wall (see above) naming its authors and other people who took part in its establishment
The grave of rabbi Heim Flom
A grave from the period between the two World Wars
Explanations of symbols on Jewish graves (click on the picture to see the readable text; sorry for the quality, due to the nasty weather the stand fell down and I had to hold it with one hand holding the camera in the other)
The English text
A family burial vault
Some tombs look like houses
The above tomb inside
The plaque of the above tomb
Graves from the early XX century
An ornamented tomb
A grave from November 1941. The year figure is meaningful...
A grave from the end XIX cent.
The German language reminds of Austrian times
Here and below are graved with Yiddish text only. Although hard to read, they give the feeling of the place and the ancient culture
Here rests a mother...
The ceremony hall needs renovation