Bilmanka Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
The cemetery was located to the left of No.4 Charivna street (the old name of Krupskaya street).
GPS coordinates
47.24931, 36.66654
Perimeter length
Perimeter could not be established.
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is not fenced.
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
The cemetery was washed over time into the river, the location of the tombstones is unknown. A local older resident confirms that there was a cemetery in the site. A road was laid through the cemetery, although the year in which that happened is unknown. According to local stories, many tombstones were washed into the river. About 20 years ago, locals remember there being the remains of the cemetery including tombstones. Now there are no tombstones, no one has demolished the cemetery, but where the tombstones disappeared to is unknown. Local residents also mention that once, on the surface of the soil, a tombstone with a woman's body was washed by the river, the locals reburied it. (They were unable to show the reburial site.)
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved. There some remnants of the stones.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. According to locals, many tombstones were washed into the river between the 1990s-2000s.

Little information is available about Jews in Bilmanka (Ukr. Більманка, Rus. Бельманка). The community maintained a prayer house as of 1885.

It is not known when the cemetery was founded. According to local residents, many of the tombstones were washed away into the river in the 1990’s and 2000’s.