Ryasnopil’ Jewish Cemetery
The period of the Jewish cemetery’s establishment is unknown. It is marked on a Russian topographic map of 1917. According to local people, the cemetery was demolished in the 1980s. A local legend says that people who demolished the cemetery became cursed and died from cancer. Recently, a neighbour found one gravestone from this cemetery, but was afraid of the curse and buried it.
There is little information about the Jews of the Ryasnopil’. According to local historian V. Labunsky, the son of Ryasnopil’ landlord Gnat Gizhitsky invited the Jews from Galicia for permanent settlement to the town in the 1820s. This meant that the village evolved as one of the trade centres of Odessa uyezd. The Jewish community eventually built a residential quarter, including workshops, shops and a synagogue. In 1881, 105 Jews (25% of the total population) were residing in Ryasnopil’. During the pogrom in March and April 1919, the Jews fought against the attack, which was carried out by the Grigoriev unit. The fate of the Ryasnopil’ Jewish community during the Holocaust is unknown.