Mali Heyivtsi Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Zakarpattia
District
Uzhhorod
Settlement
Mali Heyivtsi
Site address
Mali Heyivtsi Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.50351, 22.31124
Perimeter length
129 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
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery. The cemetery is fenced, however, the territory is severely overgrown.
Number of existing gravestones
12
Date of oldest tombstone
1892
Date of newest tombstone
1935
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

Presumably, the Jewish Cemetery in Mali Heyivtsi was established in the 19th century. According to epigraphic data, it already existed in 1892. The cemetery was used presumably until WWII, although the latest preserved gravestone dates to 1935.

Jews are believed to have arrived in the area of Mali Heyivtsi in the late 18th century. In 1880, 76 Jews were living in the town. In 1910, the Jewish population numbered 65. By 1921, during the Czechoslovakian period, the Jewish population had decreased to 48. In 1930, there were 33 Jews living in Mali Heyivtsi. Hungarian forces arrived in the town in March 1939, with the consequence that the Jews were persecuted and forced out of their occupations. There were 34 Jews living in Mali Heyivtsi in 1941. Some Jews were drafted into forced labour battalions. Others were sent to the Eastern front, where most perished. Some Jews without Hungarian citizenship were expelled to Kamenets-Podolski in Nazi-occupied Ukrainian territory and murdered. The remaining Jews of Mali Heyivtsi were deported to Auschwitz in late May 1944. No Jews live in the town today.