Krasnoyil’sk Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Chernivtsi
District
Storozhynets
Settlement
Krasnoyilsk
Site address
Krasnoyilsk Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.00216,25.59449
Perimeter length
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over. The cemetery site is used for horse grazing.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Low
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

In 1890, the owner of a local glass factory bought land for a Jewish cemetery. It can be supposed that it was demolished after WWII. The location of the cemetery site was determined according to the oral testimonies of the local people. The location requires additional confirmation.

Jews settled in Krasnoputna (now part of Krasnoyils’k) in 1820.. Many Jews were employed at a sawmill. In 1890, the land for a Jewish cemetery was purchased. The first synagogue was built in 1825. A mikvah and a bathhouse were built at that period as well. In 1930, 160 Jews lived in Krasnoputna. The Jewish children optionally attended heders after the state school to get a traditional Jewish education. During the German occupation, Jews were deported to Transnistria.

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