Synelnykovo Jewish Cemetery
According to the local administration, as well as some local residents, the majority of the cemetery was demolished between the late 1970s and the beginning of the 1980s. There are a few remaining gravestones (which were found lying by the trees), but these were demolished around 10 years ago.
There is not much information on the Jewish community of Synelnykovo. Jews first settled there in the late 19th century. According to the census of 1897, the Jewish population numbered 259 people, of the town’s 2,236. Synelnykovo’s Jews were mostly engaged in trade and crafting. In 1919, the Jewish community survived a pogrom and by 1926, there were 1,309 Jewish residents (out of the total of 12,581). By 1939, the Jewish population had halved to 740 Jews.
Synelnykovo was occupied on October 2nd 1941. On May 13th 1942, around 200 Jews were murdered.
The Jewish community of Synelnykovo was revived after the war.
The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. According to the local administration, and some locals, the cemetery was demolished in the late 1970s – early 1980s. Supposedly, the Druzhba-Dostyk park is situated on the site of the cemetery. There are few fallen gravestones left, as it is said they were ruined around 10 years ago. According to other sources, there was no separate Jewish sector and all burials were carried out on the local municipal cemetery.