Surveys in Ukraine

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Vylkove Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Odessa
District:
Kilia
Settlement:
Vylkove
Site Address:
The cemetery is situated 180 metres to the west from the corner of Pishchana Street and Prymors'ka Street, partially on the site of industrial​ garage and partially in a forested area behind the garage.
GPS coordinates:
45.41428, 29.57556
Perimeter length:
453 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
Yes
Type and height of existing fence:
No fence
General Site Condition:
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery. The southern part of the cemetery is overbuilt with an industrial garage. The northern part is now a forested area.
Number of existing gravestones:
No tombstones preserved.
Urgency of erecting a fence:
Fence is not needed (overbuilt)
Land Ownership:
Presumably the territory is privately owned.
Drone surveys:
Yes

The only preserved evidence of a Jewish cemetery in Vylkove is a Russian topographic map published in 1923-24, using data from 1916. Presumably, the cemetery was operating in the early 20th century. It can be supposed that it was demolished after WWII and later built over.

There is no information about the first settlement of Jews in Vylkove. In 1910, the Jewish population numbered 255 (5% of the total population). In 1872, an accusation of blood libel initiated an antisemitic campaign against local Jews. From August 1941, 102 Jews were imprisoned in a camp. In autumn 1941, they were deported to Transnistria. The further fate of the Jews of Vylkove is not known.