Banyliv Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Chernivtsi
District
Vyzhnytsia
Settlement
Banyliv
Site address
The cemetery is located adjacent to 16, Vokzalna Street.
GPS coordinates
48.36073, 25.35324
Perimeter length
248 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is surrounded by a metal mesh fence, installed by ESJF in October 2017.
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is severely overgrown. It requires clearing.
Number of existing gravestones
About 400
Date of oldest tombstone
1870s (oldest found by ESJF expedition)
Date of newest tombstone
1939 (latest found by ESJF expedition)
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

Presumably, the Jewish Cemetery of Banyliv was established in the second half of the 19th century. According to epigraphic data, it already existed in the 1870s. The cemetery was operating until WWII.

Jews are known from the second half of the 19th century. In 1887, the Jewish population stood at 818 people (19,3% of the total population). The Jews were engaged in agriculture and cattle breeding. In 1910, about 1,200 Jews were inhabitants of Banyliv, and their number declined to 517 in 1930. The Vizhnitz Hasidic dynasty predominated in the town. In the interwar period, the Jewish organizations and parties were active. In June 1940, the Soviet administration sent some Jews to Siberia. In July 1941, 263 Jews were executed. The rest were deported to Transnistria in autumn 1941.

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