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Jewish cemetery in Klintsy, Russia

Klintsy is the center of the eponymous district of the Bryansk region of Russia. According to local historians, the first Jewish cemetery appeared here in the 1860s and existed until the 1930s. It was later demolished and no trace of it remained.

A new Jewish cemetery appeared in the 1930s and has survived to this day. It is cataloged. The electronic catalog contains 1455 graves where anthroponymical and chronological data are fully or partially preserved, and about 143 graves where data is damaged in whole or in part. In 2007, vandals who damaged about 40 graves attacked the cemetery. In 2019, a summer hurricane knocked down trees, damaging several more graves in the cemetery.

The earliest burials date back to the 1930s. These are the graves of Khyena Yekhilievna Gelzina (1873-1933) and F.B. Voronova (buried in 1937). Late burials date back to the 2010s. These are the graves of Ruvim Meerovich Weberov (1947-2012) and Sarah Davidovna Zharkovskaya (1923-2018).

According to the chronological data, several types of graves can be distinguished in the cemetery:

  • Burial places in which there were no dates originally.

For example, the grave of Sarah Zalmanovna Israileva. The latter has a wreath below her name. On the slab of the Zhitnitskys' family grave, there is only an inscription: “Leiba Israilevich Zhitnitsky with his sons Isaac, Abrasha, Pinya. From grieving grandchildren. "

  • Burial places where only the date of death is indicated.

For example, the grave of F.B. Voronova (1942), Khaya Kalamovna Karasik (died 1938).

  • Burial places where chronological data are as detailed as possible.

So, on the Livshits family crypt the dates are indicated with an accuracy of the day and month of the birth and death of the deceased: “Lev Borisovich Livshits 19.III.1897 - 23.XI.1984. We always remember, we grieve. "Below: “Evsey Lvovich Livshits 03.VI.1925-14.VI.1945. Died for the Motherland in battle. There is a monument here, and the ashes rest in a foreign land. "

There is a mass grave in the cemetery. The slab says “L.D. Krongauz 1875-1940 ". The names are listed below: "B.I.Kazachkova , M.I.Dymetman , D.Yu.Dymetman , Ts.I.Kazachkova , Z.I.Dymetman , G.A.Chernov ". Even below the inscription: "Killed in 1941".

The inscriptions on most of the graves are in Russian. However, there are also exceptions. For example, the slab on the grave of Mark Shaevich Daskal (1900-1957) is horizontal. One part in Russian says: “Mark Shaevich Daskal is buried here. Peace be upon your ashes. "On the second, the inscription is in Hebrew.