Blahovishchenske Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Kirovohrad
District
Blagovishchens’k
Settlement
Blagovishchens’ke
Site address
The cemetery is located between 37 and 39 Gagarin Street.
GPS coordinates
48.33336, 30.24043
Perimeter length
91 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Fenced
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Well maintained, clean cemetery.
Number of existing gravestones
6
Date of oldest tombstone
1942 (the only readable data on MMZ and other preserved signs found by ESJF)
Date of newest tombstone
N/A
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

The cemetery was founded no later than the first half of the 20th century, as the earliest preserved tombstone is dated 1942. According to IAJGS, the cemetery was established in the 19th century. The cemetery was vandalized during World War II.

It looks like this is a mass grave site, but nearby there are 6 graves without tombstones.

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