Nadiyne Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Zaporizhya
District
Rozovsky
Settlement
Nadiyne
Site address
At the southeastern entrance to the village of Nadezhnoe, on the right hand side in the field (70m from the road) there will be an overgrown meadow, this is the cemetery.
GPS coordinates
47.57479, 36.83889
Perimeter length
302 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is not fenced, in places a moat is visible.
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is abandoned. It is covered with seasonal vegetation. There may be vandalism as the graves have been dug up, however this could easily be due to the local wildlife. The village no longer exists. There is a cemetery, the stones have been dug up or toppled.
Number of existing gravestones
There are 4 gravestones. All the stones are broken or overturned.
Date of oldest tombstone
The tombstone of the second half of 19th-early 20th century.
Date of newest tombstone
N/A
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. Given that the oldest preserved tombstone dates to the 19th – early 20th century, it can be gathered the cemetery was founded in that era. It cannot be found marked on old maps of the region.

Jewish Colony Number 13 in Nadiyne (Ukr. Надійне, Rus. Надёжное, Yid. נאַדיאָזשנע) was founded in 1855 by Jews from the Vilno Governorate, hence its popular nickname Vilner. There were 634 Jews (82% of the total population) in the colony in 1897. The community maintained a prayer house and a school. During the Civil War of 1918–21, the colony survived several pogroms. The Soviet authorities created a collective farm in 1929. After the arrival of the Germans in October 1941, the 53 Jews who had not evacuated were murdered. The evacuees relocated to the village of Balabanovka, in the Rostov Region, but were captured and murdered by the advancing Germans in July 1942.

It is not known when exactly the cemetery was founded.

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