Yabluniv Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Ternopyl
District
Husyatyn
Settlement
Yabluniv
Site address
Yabluniv Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
49.14950, 25.85279
Perimeter length
60 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over
General site condition
Demolished Jewish cemetery that has not been built over. The cemetery site is used for private gardening. The remnants of one gravestone were found in the house at 55, Denekivka Street.
Number of existing gravestones
No tombstones preserved
Date of oldest tombstone
1785
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
Low
Land ownership
Private
Preserved construction on site
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. According to epigraphic data, the cemtery already existed in the 1780s.
Jews are known from the mid-17th century. 57 Jews (26% of the total) were inhabitants of Sukhostav in 1765. In the 1830s, the Jewish community became independent from the Kopychyntsi Kehila. In 1866, Rabbi Pinchas ben Moshe Horovitz served as Chief Rabbinical Judge. In the 19th century, the Jews were involved in shopkeeping, craft and peddling. A synagogue was erected in the late 18th century. The Husiatin-Ruzhin Hasidic court also had a synagogue. The Jewish population reached 614 (26,9% of the total population) in 1880. It dropped to 378 (19% of the total population) by 1921. During WWI, the town was ruined, more than 200 Jews fled. In the interwar period, the branches of the Zionist organizations Ezra, HaRevisionistim, Beitar and Hitachdut Poalei Zion were active. All the local Jews were deported to Chortkiv and murdered there.