Yampil’ New Jewish Cemetery
The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. The oldest tombstone’s date relates to the early 19th century so it can be assumed that the cemetery emerged during that period. It appears on an old Russian maps since 1880s. It was also marked on Polish map of 1939. Jews settled from the early 17th century. During the period of the Northern War in 1705-08, the Jewish community suffered from the hands of soldiers of the Russian, Polish and Swedish armies. 476 Jews were inhabitants of Yampil ‘in 1765. The Jewish population was 1,482 (58% of the total population) in 1897. The Jewish population was 1,058 (32,% of the total population) in 1939. On July 6, 1941, Yampil ‘was captured by the Wehrmacht units. In the course of two actions in the late 1941 and June 1942, around 1,700 Jews from Yampil ‘and adjoining villages were executed. According to the other data, the Jews of Yampil ‘were gettoized into Liakhovets.