Brusyliv Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Zhytomyr
District
Brusilovsky
Settlement
Brusyliv
Site address
The cemetery was on the site of the bazaar. The bazaar is located between Ploshchad Bazarnaya and Lesi Ukrainka streets.
GPS coordinates
50.27518, 29.51452
Perimeter length
479 мetres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No
Preservation condition
Demolished and overbuilt Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is a market place now. The cemetery was demolished, now it is a territory of the market. There are no gravestones.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved.
Date of oldest tombstone
N/A
Date of newest tombstone
N/A
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
State
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

According to the Commission on the Preservationo of Jewish Heritage, the Jewish cemetery was established between the 18th century and the early 20th century). It is marked on a Russian map of 1930.

Brusyliv (Ukr. Брусилів, Rus. Брусилов, Yid. ברוסילעוו) had a Jewish presence as early as 1622. The Jewish population grew from 412 in 1775, to 2,884 in 1847, and had reached 3,575 Jewish residents (53% of the town) by 1897. The town had a synagogue and 2 Jewish prayer houses as of 1885. During the Civil War of 1918–21, the community suffered heavily due to pogroms. In 1939, the Jewish population of Brusyliv was 171. The majority of Brusyliv’s Jews were murdered soon after the arrival of the Germans in 1941.
According to the 1994–95 survey of the Jewish Preservation Committee (KSEN), the cemetery may have been founded in the 18th century. It was marked on a map from 1930. The area is now used as a street market.