Kalnibolota Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Kirovohrad
District
Novoarkhangelsky
Settlement
Kal'nibolota
Site address
Beginning at the Kalnibolotsky village council building, travel 1.3 km to the southeast on the T1206 road. The cemetery can be found to the right of the road.
GPS coordinates
48.7472, 31.00501
Perimeter length
289 мetres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
The cemetery is located on a slope. It is covered with seasonal vegetation.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved
Date of oldest tombstone
N/A
Date of newest tombstone
N/A
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
There is tzuyun. There is a structure resembling a mazeva on the site, surrounded by a one metre tall iron fence. If you continue down the slope, a ditch can be seen, marking the boundaries of the cemetery, near the tziyun. From the condition of the tziyun, it is apparent is was constructed recently, in the post-Soviet era.
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

Kal’nibolota (also known as Kalnibolot, sometimes Pyataya Rota) was founded in the first half of the 18th century. In 1734 the region came under the control of the Russian Empire, and became a part of Novorossiya, from 1802, it belonged to the Kherson Governorate (Khersonskaya gubernia). In 1897, Kal’nibolota’s Jewish population numbered 588 residents out of the 44992 in the town. At that time, it already had a Jewish prayer house.

After 1922, Kal’nibolota became a part of Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic within the USSR.
The majority of Kal’nibolota’s Jews appear to have been murdered during Holocaust.

In 1991, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Kal’nibolota made a part of the independent Ukraine.

The Jewish cemetery of Kal’nibolota was totally demolished in the second half of the 20th century.

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