Hlyboka Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Chernivtsi
District
Hlyboka
Settlement
Hlyboka
Site address
Hlyboka Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.09050, 25.94737
Perimeter length
151 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
Type of the fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery.
Number of existing gravestones
10
Date of oldest tombstone
1935
Date of newest tombstone
1949
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Private
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

Information on the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. Presumably, the cemetery was operating from the early 20th century. It can be supposed that after WWII it was partly demolished, and later overbuilt.

Jews were present in the 1430s. The first Jewish settlers were from Moldova. The Jewish population was engaged in trading, crafting and agriculture. The Jewish community of Hlyboka emerged when a synagogue was constructed, and a cemetery was founded. Two synagogues existed. In 1904–30, Bikur Holim society operated. The 1910 census listed 401 Jews (0,7% of the total population). From November 1918 until June 1940 Hlyboka was under Romanian rule and renamed to Adâncata. In 1940, around 130 Jews resided. On July 5, 1941, the Wehrmacht troops occupied the town. The majority of the Jewish population was murdered during the first days of the occupation. Few survived Jews moved to Chernivtsi or the US. The monument was erected at the Jewish graveyard, where the perished ones were buried. In the 1990s, two Jewish families were present in Hlyboka.