Nyzhnyodniprovsk (Now Part of Dnipro city) Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
The cemetery was located opposite No.2 Otechestvennaya street.
GPS coordinates
48.50255, 35.02012
Perimeter length
The perimeter could not be recognized.
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery was demolished, it is now a park. Museum representatives (ethnographer Valentyn Starostin) indicated that the cemetery was located opposite No.2 Otechestvenaya street, where the park is now, earlier there was also a chevra kadisha there. Representatives of the museum did not know anything about the rest of the coordinates given to us.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s esablishment and demolishing is unknown. A chevra kadisha operated at the site of the Jewish cemetery.

There is not much information on the Jewish community of Nyzhnyodniprovs’k. Jews first settled there in the latter half of the 19th century. The first synagogue was opened in 1890. According to the census of 1897, the Jewish population of Nyzhnyodniprovs’k numbered 1,235 people, which was 20.4% of the total population.

From 1899 and during WWI the rabbi was N.T. Berenshtein. By 1910, there were three synagogues, a Talmud Torah, a welfare society, a library and two cemeteries. In 1910, there were 3,360 Jewish residents (9.2%).

In the 1920s-1930s, there was a Jewish drama circle. In 1936 there was a Jewish elementary school. By 1939, the Jewish population numbered 3,323, out of the total population of 49,419.

Nyzhnyodniprovs’k was occupied in August 1941. Those who did not escape were murdered.
Nowadays Nyzhnyodniprovs’k is part of Dnipro city.

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. A chevra kadisha operated on the site of the cemetery. The cemetery was demolished and there are no gravestones left. The territory of the cemetery has been overbuilt with a park. The exact period of the cemetery’s demolishing is also unknown.