Severynivka Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Odessa
District
Ivanivka
Settlement
Severynivka
Site address
Severynivka Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
46.82174, 30.57716
Perimeter length
303 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
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over. The site is now a wasteland and is used for animal grazing.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

There is no information about the foundation of Severynivka Jewish Cemetery. It can be assumed that it existed in the late 19th century. The only map showing this cemetery is a Russian topographic map from 1927, marking it as a Christian Orthodox cemetery (evidently a mistake, as tombstones with Hebrew inscriptions were found on the site). Presumably, the cemetery was demolished after WWII.

The first mention of the Jewish community of Severynivka dates back to the mid-19th century. By 1865, a synagogue existed. The Jewish population numbered 234 (20% of the total population) in 1897. In 1905, a pogrom was staged in the village. In 1914, Jews owned 10 stalls. During the Civil War from 1918 to 1920, the Jewish community again suffered a pogrom. According to census data, the Jewish population in 1939 numbered 600. There is no information about the fate of Jews during WWII.