Cemetery records provided by Chesed Shel Emet, mitzvatemet.com The Cemetery 'Osovcy', located on the territory of modern Gomel / Homyel got its name from the village of Osovcy, where residents began to bury their relatives since the 1970s. It was officially closed in 1988. In 2009, partially resumed their work, subburials steel is allowed only on the fenced plots. Today, the purchase of land in 'Osovcy' prohibited by the relevant law. Total area of this cemetery is about 30 acres. It is divided into two zones: the old and the new. On its territory there are thousands of graves including more than 6 thousand Jewish.