Orlove Pole Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Mykolayiv
District
Bratske
Settlement
Orlove Pole
Site address
The cemetery site, which today is used as a field, is located on the southern part of Hryhorivka village, in front of the house at 12, Pershotravneva Street, across the road.
GPS coordinates
48.05681, 31.41644
Perimeter length
431 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
The site is today used as a wheat field.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Private
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

A local resident, above age 60, remembers that in his childhood he and a friend, who lived opposite the cemetery site, collected and smashed Jewish gravestones from this cemetery. The cemetery is not marked on any available maps.

There is almost no information on Jewish community in Orlove Pole. It is known that in 1868 a synagogue operated. This can be an evidence that Jewish community existed at that period. Its fate during WWI and Holocaust is unknown.

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