Andriyevo-Ivanivka Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Odessa
District
Settlement
Andriyevo-Ivanivka
Site address
Andriyevo-Ivanivka Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
47.50163, 30.45268
Perimeter length
347 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is abandoned and partly overgrown​ with bushes. The territory is clearly marked with a low earthen wall delineating the sites' borders.
Number of existing gravestones
20
Date of oldest tombstone
1960
Date of newest tombstone
1981
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
The cemetery site includes a mass grave and a memorial to Holocaust victims.
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

Presumably, the cemetery already existed in the late 19th century. If so, it was ruined during or after WWII, and post-war burials were held on the site until 1981.

There is not much information on the Jewish community of Andriyevo-Ivanivka. It is known that in 1873, a synagogue already existed. In 1897, the town’s Jewish population numbered 546 individuals (38% of the total population). In 1912, a Jewish savings bank was operating. The Jewish population had decreased to 330 in 1939. On August 5, 1941, German and Romanian forces occupied the territory and eventually executed 60 Jews. In March 1942, 165 Jews from Odessa were killed in the town. In total, 236 Jews from Andriyevo-Ivanivka were murdered during WWII. As epigraphic data shows, a Jewish population existed in Andriyevo-Ivanivka after WWII until the 1980s.