Ivanivka Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Odessa
District
Ivanivka
Settlement
Ivanivka
Site address
The cemetery is located at 16b, Stepovaia Street.
GPS coordinates
46.96650, 30.46687
Perimeter length
517 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The service management building of Ivanivka Gas has been constructed on the cemetery site.
Number of existing gravestones
The cemetery is demolished, and only one tombstone without a legible inscription remains.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

Information on the cemetery’s establishment is unknown, but it is marked on a Russian map from 1917. Presumably, the cemetery was operating in the early 20th century. It can be supposed that it was demolished after WWII and later built over.

In 1897, 1,438 Jews (75% of the total population) were residing in Ivanivka. During the Soviet period, a Jewish elementary school was operating. In 1939, the Jewish population was reduced to 353 individuals (19% of the total population). German-Romanian forces occupied Ivanivka in August 1941. 342 Jews (29 locals and 319 refugees from Moldavia) were murdered not long after the occupation. In August 1943, four Jewish children were killed. In total, 526 Jews were executed during the occupation.

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