Tatarbunary Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Odessa
District
Tatarbunary
Settlement
Tatarbunary
Site address
Tatarbunary Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
45.82749, 29.60754
Perimeter length
242 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 cemetery site is now situated in a backyard. The majority of the territory is used for cattle grazing, and some fruit trees are planted on it. Recently, a memorial to Holocaust victims was constructed on the site.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Low
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The cemetery emerged no later than the mid-19th century. It is marked on a Russian topographic map of 1860. According to local people, the cemetery was demolished 20 to 30 years ago, but the last tombstones were removed recently by local authorities and moved to the gas station on Papanina Street. Three years ago, a tombstone of Tsirlya Padva, which included a long poetic epitaph, was lying near the memorial to Holocaust victims. Today, it is no longer there.

There is not much information on Jewish community of Tatarbunary. As the cemetery existed already in the 1860s, it can be presumed that the community was already active at that period. In 1897, the Jewish population numbered 999, increasing to 1,202 by 1930. In late July 1941, local Jews were detained in a camp. On August 9, 1941, 451 Jews were murdered.