Dampalo Jewish Graveyard in Tbilisi

Cemetery Jewish Grave

Nowadays, Tbilisi Jews bury their relatives at the Dampalo Graveyard, which is quite far from the center of the city and the city’s two functioning synagogues, specifically located on the outskirts of Tbilisi Varketili. The name “Dampalo” is related to the unsanitary condition which emerged because of the tradition of killing animals in the district. The graveyard is maintained by the city and members of Tbilisi’s Jewish community.