Pokrovsk Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
The cemetery is located between Prokofieva and Zaliznychna Streets and is adjacent to Shoseina Street next to the “Horbatii” bridge.
GPS coordinates
48.281378, 37.198404
Perimeter length
267 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery territory is fenced by a concrete 2m high fence from the west and east with one missing section at the corner. A half meter concrete fence covers the northern side. The eastern side is adjacent to the supporting slope of the bridge. Nevertheless the fence marks not the cemetery, but the territory of an electric column.
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The Jewish cemetery has been demolished. The pillar of a power line has been installed on its territory.
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

It is not known when this cemetery was founded nor when it was demolished.

Jews likely began to settle in Pokrovs’k (Ukr. Покровськ, Rus. Покровск, until 1934 Hryshyne, Ukr. Гришине, Rus. Гришино, Yid. גרישינע, in 1934–38 Postysheve, Ukr. Постишеве, Rus. Постышево, in 1938–62 Krasnoarmiiske, Ukr. Красноармійське, Rus. Красноармейское, in 1962–2016 Krasnoarmiisk, Ukr. Красноармійськ, Rus. Красноармейск) soon after it emerged as an important railway station in the late 19th century. The Jewish population was 227 in 1897 (3% of the total population).

The Soviet authorities opened a Jewish school in 1926. There were 1,366 Jews in the city in 1939, most of whom were able to escape before the Germans occupied the area in October 1941. About 50 Jews were murdered by the Nazis in 1942. According to the 2001 census, the city had a Jewish population of 63.