Mayaky Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Odessa
District
Bilyayivka
Settlement
Mayaky
Site address
Mayaky Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
46.40682, 30.27212
Perimeter length
352 metres
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
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over. The cemetery site is currently being used as a trash dump.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

Information on the cemetery’s establishment is not available, but it is marked on a Russian map from 1931. According to local resident Raisa Irzhevskaya, who was born in 1955, the Jewish gravestones were there when she was a child, which indicates that the cemetery was demolished in the 1960s.

Little is known about Mayaky. In 1897, its Jewish population numbered 648 individuals (14% of the total population). It was reduced to 178 in 1926. During WWII, Jews were murdered in the Holocaust.