Kam’yanets’-Podil’s’kyy Zin’kivtsi Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Khmelnytskyy
District
Kam'yanets'-Podil's'kyy
Settlement
Zin’kivtsi
Site address
Kam'yanets'-Podil's'kyy Zin'kivtsi Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.68846, 26.55195
Perimeter length
152 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is slightly overgrown. It requires clearing and fencing. Several gravestones are buried in the ground or covered in vegetation. The part of the site was occupied for construction of a private house. ESJF expedition detected some gravestones behind the fence of the private house.
Number of existing gravestones
4. About 12 gravestone remnants are dug into the ground. There are no dates on the gravestones.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. First, it appears on old maps of the 1920s, and, later, it was marked on Polish and Russian maps of 1939.

Zin’kivtsi became a part of Kamyanets-Podils’kyy in the 20th century. In 1789, 161 Jews were inhabitants of Zin’kivtsi. By 1887, the Jewish population grew to 350 (36,8% of the total). In the 19th century, two synagogues operated. Jews were mainly engaged in craft by that time. Emil Krotky (1892 – 1963), a poet, satirist and feuilletonist, was born in the Zin’kivtsi.