Zolotnyky Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Ternopyl
District
Terebovlya
Settlement
Zolotnyky
Site address
The cemetery is located in the woods at the end of Shpytal’na Street.
GPS coordinates
49.28892, 25.36890
Perimeter length
466 metres
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
No fence
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
The cemetery is severely overgrown. It requires clearing and fencing.
Number of existing gravestones
2 tombstones and possibly some fragments of tombstones
Date of oldest tombstone
Date of newest tombstone
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Property of local community
Preserved construction on site
Presaumably, there are truins of an onel on the cemetery site.
Drone surveys
No

Historical overview

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. First, it appears on Polish maps of Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny (WIG) of 1939. According to locals, the cemetery was also used by the Jewish community of Burkaniv.

The Jews of Zolotnyky are first mentioned in 1533. In the 16th century, more than half of the trading houses, stables and taverns were in the hands of Jews. During the Austrian rule, Jews left the town because of the economic downturn. In 1890, 225 Jews (11,5% of the total population) resided in Zolotnyky, and the Jewish population reduced by half and numbered 114 people (5,3% of the total population) in 1921. Fishl Malach (in the 19th century), Zvi-Hirsch Schwartz (in the 1920s) and Menachem-Mendl Mund (in the 1930s) served as rabbis. In the interwar period, the Zionist organizations HaRevisionistim and Atikva, as well as, a drama group and Hebrew courses were in operation. The Jewish community was liquidated in the period of the Shoah.

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