Rzhavyntsi Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Chernivtsi
District
Zastavna
Settlement
Rzhavyntsi
Site address
To reach the cemetery, proceed in the southern direction from the city council. Turn right on the first crossroads, and then turn right on the next crossroads. Proceed in the northern direction up to the end of the road. The cemetery is located on the right of the road.
GPS coordinates
48.51271, 26.06115
Perimeter length
299 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is mostly demolished. There are the signs of the graves on the site. The site is used for cattle grazing.
Number of existing gravestones
1. The inscription on the gravestone is erased.
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. Presumably, the cemetery was operating until WWII and was almost demolished during the Soviet time.

Little is known about Jewish life in Rzhavyntsi. A synagogue operated since 1861. In 1885, a furniture factory, owned by a Jew, functioned. The Jewish population stood at 369 Jews (17% of the total population) in 1897. By 1910, the figure dropped to 66 people. The Romanian Army captured the village on July 1941. During the occupation, nine Jews were murdered.

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