Yazlovets’ Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Ternopyl
District
Buchach
Settlement
Yazlovets’
Site address
Yazlovets’ Jewish Cemetery
GPS coordinates
48.96594, 25.44476
Perimeter length
562 metres
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 is slightly overgrown. There are remnants of an old stone fence on the site. The cemetery requires clearing and fencing. The site is used for cattle grazing.
Number of existing gravestones
3
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
Yes

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. According to IAJGS, the Jewish cemetery was established in the 17th. The last known Jewish burial was in the 1940s. Presumably, it appears on the second military survey of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the 1880s.

The Jewish community of Yazlovets’ emerged in the 16th century. 43 Jews (14.8% of the total population) were inhabitants of the town in 1743. The Jewish population reached a peak of 1,642 (54.5% of the total population) in 1880. The first Zionist organizations were established in the early 20th century. The Jewish population reduced to 474 (23.9% of the total population) by 1921 and stood at 560 in 1931. In 1928, the youth Zionist movement Ahava was active, a Hebrew school and a drama circle were affiliated with this organization. The branch of WIZO was opened in 1935. In autumn of 1942, the Jewish community was expelled to Buchach and from there sent to the Belzec death camp.