Surveys

ESJF 2019/20 surveys in five European countries

Mostove Jewish Cemetery

Country:
Ukraine
Region:
Mykolayiv
District:
Domanivka
Settlement:
Mostove
Site Address:
The cemetery is locaed near the house 29 on Mehanizatoriv Street. From the the house, proceed to the south to the abandoned farm. The cemetery is situated behind the farm buildings.
GPS coordinates:
47.41468, 31.00848
Perimeter length:
320 metres
Is the cemetery demolished:
No
Type and height of existing fence:
No fence
General Site Condition:
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is adandoned and an old part of it is largely ruined. The is some litter, including animal bones, on the site.
Number of existing gravestones:
19
Date of Oldest Tombstone:
1831
Date of Newest Tombstone:
1992
Urgency of erecting a fence:
High
Land Ownership:
Property of Municipality
Drone surveys:
Yes

The oldest gravestone on the Mostove Jewish cemetery dates from 1831. Presumably, the old part of it was ruined during of after WWII. The Jews of Mostove used the cemetery at least until 1992. Local residents said that “respectful people” were buried on the cemetery, including teachers and the school director. The community already existed in 1831, as cemetery dating show. In 1868, a synagogue was operating. In 1897, the Jewish population was 862 (54% of the total population). Jews were mainly engaged in commerce during the 19th and early 20th century. By 1914, the only pharmacy and two warehouses with pharmacy goods as well as 15 stalls, were under Jewish ownership. In 1939, the Jews population numbered 226. In August 1941, the Wehrmacht occupied Mostove and set up a ghetto. In January 1942, nearly 200 Jews were killed. Another Aktion took place in March 17, 1942, when more than 400 Jews (including Jewish refugees from Bessarabia) were murdered. During summer and autumn 1942, around 900 Jews of Mostove and refugees from Transnistria were executed. As the cemetery dating show, after WWII there was a Jewish population in Mostove at least until 1992.

3D model allows us to get topographical information from the site with high accuracy later we use this model to produce a proposed design with fence that could be constructed for the site preservation.

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