Mala Lepetykha Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Mala Lepetykha
Site address
The cemetery is located to the right of the house on Gagarin Street, No. 4.
GPS coordinates
47.22004, 33.98966
Perimeter length
The Perimeter is not defined.
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is not fenced. It needs urgent fencing to maintain the final preserved tombstones.
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The territory of the cemetery is well-maintained, but it is covered with seasonal vegetation. There are cattle grazing on the territory. According to a historian and a local older resident, the cemetery was demolished around 1970-1980. After that, the territory was not touched, now it is wasteland. Cattle grazes on the land. There are many stones lying on the territory that look like fragments of gravestones, however these may well be building materials. There were two surviving gravestones found, which were found not in their original place, one was inscribed in Hebrew, the other in Russian.
Number of existing gravestones
There are only two remaining tombstones. Stones similar to the remains of gravestones are scattered throughout the territory, however they may well be building materials. There are inscriptions on two tombstones, which were not in a grave, one in Hebrew, the other in Russian.
Date of oldest tombstone
1859 (the earliest tombstone found by ESJF).
Date of newest tombstone
1905 (the latest tombstone found by ESJF).
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. Given the oldest preserved tombstone dates to the mid 19th century, it can be gathered the cemetery was founded in that era. It cannot be found marked on old maps of the region. According to a historian, the cemetery was demolished around 1970-1980, but some gravestones remained.