Storozhynets’ Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Chernivtsi
District
Storozhynets'
Settlement
Storozhynets'
Site address
Storozhynets' Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.16631, 25.7337
Perimeter length
576 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
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 central part of the cemetery is well-maintained, the rest is severely overgrown and requires clearing.
Number of existing gravestones
600
Date of oldest tombstone
1880
Date of newest tombstone
2013
Urgency of erecting a fence
Fence is not needed
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Presumably, there are an ohel and a beit-tahara on the cemetery site.
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. According to epigraphic data and maps of the 1880s, it already existed in the second half of the 19th century. The cemetery is still operating.

The Jewish community emerged in the second half of the 19th century. The Jewish population stood at 1,601 (33% of the total) in 1880. The Zionists started their activity in the late 19th century. A yeshiva and a Hebrew high school operated in Storozhynets. Many local Jews fled to Austria during WWI. Their property was pillaged. In the interwar period, the Zionist youth organizations were active. The Jewish population reached 2,480 in 1930. The Iron Guard movement attacked Jews in 1937 during the Goga-Cuza government. In spring 1941, during the Soviet occupation, hundreds of the Jewish families were exiled to Siberia, and their property was deprived. During the Romanian-German occupation, 300 Jews fled to Cernauti. The remnants were deported to Transnistria. About 10% of the Jews survived.

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