Dolyns’ke Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Odessa
District
Settlement
Dolyns'ke
Site address
Dolyns'ke Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
47.53568, 29.92859
Perimeter length
385 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
Number of existing gravestones
19
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
The only legible tombstone dates from 1969.
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
There is a mass grave from the Holocaust located on the cemetery site.
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

This cemetery already existed in 1910. Today, only the post-WWII section contains gravestones with legible dates. There is an information that in 1910 there were two Jewish cemeteries in Dolyns’ke, but the location of other cemetery is unknown.

The first settlement of Jews in Dolyns’ke (known as Valegotsulovo until 1945) dates back to the early 19th century. On March 21, 1882, local Jews were attacked during a pogrom. In 1897, the Jewish population numbered 1,865 (20% of the total population). In 1910, it had reached 2,650 (15% of the total population), but had decreased to 1,105 by 1923. In 1910, three synagogues and two Jewish cemeteries were functioning. In 1939, there were 541 Jews living in the town. On August 29, 1941, about 300 Jews were executed by the Germans. The Jewish composer Lazare Saminsky was born in Dolyns’ke.