Zyatkivtsi Jewish Cemetery

Cemetery Information

Country
Ukraine
Region
Vinnytsia
District
Gaysinsky
Settlement
Zyatkivtsi
Site address
The cemetery is located on 4 Sobornaya Street.
GPS coordinates
48.73217, 29.50249
Perimeter length
146 мetres. The perimeter indicates the current site on which the slabs lie. The exact territory of the cemetery is unknown.
Is the cemetery demolished
no
Type and height of existing fence
The cemetery is unfenced, but its site is lined by the fences of adjacent private houses. The former cemetery’s ditch is clearly visible .
Preservation condition
Unfenced Jewish cemetery
General site condition
He site is used for gardening and is generally well-maintained, with trees and season vegetation growing. According to the owners of the house at which the cemetery is located, they have been maintaining the cemetery since they bought the house. They have lived there for 33 years. The cemetery is well-maintained and its ditch is clearly visible. The perimeter listed indicates the site at which the tombstones are located, but the original perimeter of the cemetery is unknown.
Number of existing gravestones
8. 6 stones without inscriptions, two with inscriptions.
Date of oldest tombstone
1915 (the earliest tombstone found by ESJF).
Date of newest tombstone
1925 (the latest tombstone found by ESJF).
Urgency of erecting a fence
High
Land ownership
Private
Preserved construction on site
No
Drone surveys
Yes

Historical overview

Given the oldes preserved tombstone is dated 1915, it can be inferred the cemetery was already in use by the early 20th century. It can be found marked on a Military Topographic map of Russia from 1923.

There is not much information on the Jewish community of Zyatkivtsi. Jews were first mentioned in the 17th century. The Jewish community suffered during the Haidamak Uprising. According to the census of 1847, 398 Jews lived in the town. By the next census it had fallen slightly to 348 Jews, which was 12.3% of the town’s population. At the end of the 19th century, a synagogue operated in Zyatkivtsi. The Jewish community greatly suffered during the pogroms in the early 20th century. The gang of Ataman Volynets killed 15 Jews in 1919.
In 1939, 217 Jews lived there.
There is no information on the modern Jewish community of Zyatkivtsi.

The exact period of the cemetery’s establishment is unknown. The cemetery is marked on the Military topographic map of Russia of 1923. The earliest gravestone found dates to 1915. Supposedly, it was founded in the second half of the XIX century. The newest gravestone dates to 1925. There are 8 gravestones without inscriptions, and two with inscriptions. Nowadays there is a garden on the cemetery territory. The cemetery is on private land.

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