Oleksandrivka Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Kirovohrad
District
Oleksandrivsky
Settlement
Oleksandrivka
Site address
Cemetery does not have an address. The cemetery site is located on an overgrown plot of land adjacent to Vyshnevy lane, which crosses Volodymyrska Street on one side and Chkalova Street on the other.
GPS coordinates
48.962553,32.242659
Perimeter length
292 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery site is overgrown and neglected.
Number of existing gravestones
15 (clearing can reveal more).
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
No
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

Only one of the surviving tombstones bore a legible inscription. Another of the stones lies partially embedded in the pathway. Locals appeared uncomfortable with the presence of the survey team, and it is likely many of the tombstones on the site have been stolen. According to the Commission on the preservation of the Jewish Heritage, the cemetery was established in the early 19th century.The cemetery was attacked during WWII. The cemetery can be found marked on maps of the region from 1870 and 1940, with the former specifically indicating that the cemetery was Jewish.

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