Ochakiv Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Moldova
Region
Kishinev
District
Ochakiv
Settlement
Ochakiv
Site address
Ochakiv Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
46.62803, 31.56023
Perimeter length
674 metres. The perimeter is approximate.
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery. On the most of the territory a local road management office is built. Some parts of cemetery site are overbuilt with residential houses, and a small part is used for Christian burials.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved
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

It is known that in 1910, the cemetery was already existing. It is marked on Russian topographic maps of 1917. A resident of Kamyanka village, Georgiy Shuenko, born in 1937, told us that he remembers this cemetery presumably in late 1940s or early 1950s. The Jews of Kamyanka also used the cemetery of Ochakiv. Supposedly, it was overbuilt in the 1950s. Local residents remember the conflict with the builders when construction works were begun on the cemetery site, as the builders were denying the existence of the cemetery at the site. According to local residents, during WWII and for a short period after that, non-Jewish sailors were buried on the cemetery. This plot has been preserved until today. The exact period of the founding of the Jewish community of Ochakiv is unknown. Jews bega