Alternate names: Cherkasy-Черкаси [Ukr], Cherkassy-Черкассы [Rus], Cherkoss [Yid], Tscherkassy [Ger], Czerkasy [Pol], Cherkassi, Cerkasy. 49°26' N, 32°04' E, 98 miles SE of Kyyiv (Kiev), 65 miles N of Kirovohrad (Elizavetgrad). 1900 Jewish population: 10,950. [September 2009]
Jews from here may have been buried at Belozirye also.
Cemetery 1: Continuous fence with no gate, sign or marker. 5000+ gravestones, the oldest from 1947. Used only as a Jewish cemetery. [May 2010]
tzaddik tomb. [September 2009]
Cemetery 2: oldest stone dates from 1962. Continuous fence and gate with no lock. Jewish symbols on gate or wall. 5000+ gravestones. Jewish cemetery use only.
Cemetery 3: oldest stone dates from 1905. Broken fence and gate that locks. Sign in Ukrainian. 21 to 100 gravestones. Land used for Jewish cemetery and residential purposes.
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