Yemilchyne Jewish Cemetery
The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. However given that the oldest preservedd tombstone found dates to 1921, it can be assumed that it was established no later than the first half of the 20th century. It is marked on maps from the 1890s-1910s.
Jews began to settle in Yemilchyne (Ukr. Ємільчине, Rus. Емильчино, until 1944 – Emilchin, Ukr. Емільчин, Rus. Эмильчин, Yid. מילטשין) in the early 19th century. In 1897, the Jewish population was 1,049 people, which was 42% of the total population. During the Civil War of 1918–21, the Jewish community suffered from pogroms, looting, and epidemics. A Jewish elementary school operated in the Soviet period. There were 1,115 Jews in Yemilchyne in 1939. After the German invasion of the USSR, the majority of the Jews who had not fled were murdered in August and September 1941. According to the 2001 census, the Jewish population of Yemilchyne was 11.
It is not known when the cemetery was founded. It is marked on maps from around 1900. The earliest tombstone dates back to 1921.