Mylyatyn Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Volyn
District
Ivanychi
Settlement
Mylyatyn
Site address
The cemetery is located on the western outskirts of Mylyatyn. Proceed to the exit from Mylyatyn in the direction of Hrushiv. After the last crossroad in Mylyatyn, proceed for about 730 metres. The cemetery is located on the left side of the road.
GPS coordinates
50.55588, 24.51536
Perimeter length
291 metres
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
The cemetery site is used for agriculture.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Municipality
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

The earliest preserved gravestones on the cemetery are said to date from 1880 and 1899. Today, the territory is heavily overgrown and no gravestones have been found by the ESJF expedition.

Little is known about Mylyatyn. By 1784, 108 Jews were residing in the village. In 1847, their number reached 461. The information about the local synagogue dates back to 1867. In 1920, the Jewish population numbered 82 (24% of the total population). In summer 1941, Mylyatyn was occupied by Nazi troops. In 1942, the Jews of Mylyatyn were deported to Horokhiv, where they were murdered in September 1942.

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