Kryvyy Rih Old Jewish Cemetery (Lermontova Street)

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Dnipropetrovsk
District
Kryvyi Rih
Settlement
Kryvyy Rih
Site address
The cemetery occupies the territory of private houses on Lermontov Street Nos.21, 23, as well as the square between them.
GPS coordinates
47.90571, 33.35091
Perimeter length
526 Đ¼etres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
The site is not fenced.
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Built up with block of flats and a park. According to the historian Svetlana Ivanovna, the cemetery was bulldozed into a ravine around 1944. After the war, there were few Jewish residents, they pretended to be Christians and were buried in a common cemetery.
Number of existing gravestones
0. The tombstones were found in a museum and synagogue, separately from the graves.
Date of oldest tombstone
1907 (the earliest tombstone found by ESJF).
Date of newest tombstone
1930 (the latest tombstone found by ESJF).
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Private
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

According to the Commission on the Preservation of Jewish Heritage, the cemetery was founded in the 1870s. According to the local historian, it was demolished around 1944, and overbuilt with the square in the 1960s.