Yampil’ Old Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Khmelnytskyy
District
Bilohiria
Settlement
Yampil’
Site address
Yampil' Old Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
49.95819,26.24191
Perimeter length
215 metres. Perimeter is approximate.
Is the cemetery demolished
yes
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Fenced and protected Jewish cemetery
General site condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery. The cemetery site is somewhat overgrown. All preserved matzevot have toppled and are partially sunken in the ground.
Number of existing gravestones
About 15. A few additional fragments were discovered around the sit.
Date of oldest tombstone
1786
Date of newest tombstone
1813
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Other
Preserved construction on site
There is an ohel (closed) dedicated to Rabbi Yehiel Mikhl from Zlochev and his son Yosele. In 2002, its foundation was restored. The key can be found in "Yampil" hotel with Rabbi Yaakov Vaysman, who could not be located.
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. It was not marked on an old maps. According to the epigraphic data, it already existed in the second half of the 18th century. 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.