Oleksandriya New Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Kirovohrad
District
Oleksandriysky
Settlement
Oleksandriya
Site address
Cemetery does not have an address. The nearest address is 74 Besarabs’ka Street. The cemetery is located on a rocky hill on the outskirts of the city, along the road to the village of Voinovka, adjacent to the river Ingulets.
GPS coordinates
48.69268,33.09791
Perimeter length
623 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is covered with seasonal vegetation. And old part of the cemetery is delianeated by a ditches. A new part is located between an old part and the road. Disinterred graves and destroyed tombstones.
Number of existing gravestones
Upwards of 1,000 gravestones.
Date of oldest tombstone
1900 (One local claims to have found a tombstone dated 1827).
Date of newest tombstone
1976 (the latest tombstone found by ESJF).
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. According to the Commission of Preservation of the Jewish Heritage, the cemetery was founded in the early 19th century. It can be found marked on a Russian map of the region from 1872, a German map from 1941, and the city plan from 2018.

The cemetery is relatively large. According to locals, visitors regularly come to the cemetery with metal detectors. Moreover, the site is often visited by vagrants.

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