Makiv Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Khmelnytskyy
District
Dunaivtsi
Settlement
Makiv
Site address
Makiv Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.79436,26.67102
Perimeter length
253 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is severely overgrown. It requires clearing and fencing.
Number of existing gravestones
9. Many fragments of gravestones are located on the site.
Date of oldest tombstone
1760s (the date is erased)
Date of newest tombstone
1933
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 was marked on the Russian map of 1939, but the oldest preserved gravestone relates to the mid-18th century. The earliest information about the Jewish community relates to 1765. The number of the Jewish population was 117 in 1787. By that time, 55 houses were under Jewish ownership. The Jewish population stood at 144 people in 1897, and declined to 81 in 1926, in the Soviet period. On July 10, 1941, the Germans occupied Makiv. In autumn 1941, the Jews of Makiv were murdered together with the Jews of Shatava.