Trudolyubovka (Former Jewish Colony Lekert) Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Site address
Exit Trudolyubovka in the direction of Krassny Pod. Proceed east for 70m and then turn right at the junction. After 350m turn right again and then drive for 100m and the cemetery will be on the right.
GPS coordinates
47.76204, 33.49723
Perimeter length
476 мetres
Is the cemetery demolished
Type and height of existing fence
Not fenced
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
There are only Eastern Orthodox burials left, there are no Jewish ones. The cemetery is partly overgrown. Local residents from Trudolyubovka know nothing about the history of the Jewish cemetery. All the information was provided by Lyubov Trafimovna, born in 1928 from the village of Kalinovka. She stated that before WWII, Jews were buried in the village Trudolyubovka, and after WWII, Orthodox Christians took over the cemetery. As such, the cemetery became mixed. There are no Jewish burials in the cemetery now. The village was founded in 1924.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved. There are only Eastern Orthodox burials left, there are no Jewish ones.
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 Jewish cemetery establishment is unknown. According to stories of locals in Kalinovka, the Jewish cemetery operated in the pre-war period. Later, after WWII, the Christians started to bury their dead on the site. The expedition team could not find any Jewish tombstones. It is likely that they were ruined during WWII or later. There is also the possibility that it may never have been a Jewish cemetery and that it was only ever used by Orthodox Christians.